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A Christmas Thought for You

Updated on December 19, 2008

Have you ever stopped and thought of how lucky and blessed most of us are?

We take so much for granted especially over the festive season.

The kids are adding daily to their wish lists.

Gifts are beginning to pile under the tree.

Delicious aromas are wafting from the kitchen.

We adults are planning parties, huge lunches at friends or in restaurants.

Gift buying for our loved ones and friends all just a frenzy of activity and spending albeit a recession is on us and of course the much needed new outfits !!!


Please stop for a moment and think about those that will not be shopping, will not be planning a huge meal, will not be purchasing a new outfit nor giving their kids gifts.

I ask each and everyone of you to go out and buy an extra gift in the food line and gift wrap it. Even if all you have spare to purchase is a tin of baked beans don’t worry wrap it up.

Now starting from next week carry this gift in your car and open you eyes and look around you. You will find someone, stop and hand it to them, saying with love from me to you.

I guarantee that this small gesture will give you more joy than all the gifts you have selected and the joy you will give the receiver will be incredible no matter how small your gift is.

To all of you have a Happy Festive Season and please give a gift to someone you think looks deserving even though you do not know them


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      Diana Harvey 9 years ago from Philippines

      Alexes thank you for your comment.

      Yes unfortunately it is never enough I know.

      I am so glad to hear that Canada does a lot but there are many countries that I am sure if you pass the donation bins they are relatively empty.

      The really sad part is today people just dont care about others.

      Thank you take care and a wondful Christmas and 2009 Di

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      alexes 9 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      Thre is no doubt that many people are hustling and bustling getting gifts for their families and friends. Just so you know that in Canada, we have many ways to help those who are in need. In the schools there are many programs, where families are encouraged to give food, which is then passed out to families. Most if not all Malls, churches and organizations encourage people to get an extra gift so that the children will not go without. I have known people who are involved with international groups, getting to those who need our support, to make sure that children..especially the children have something special...but at times, it never seems enough.

      Thank you for reminding us that there are those out there who especially at this time of year need our good will, our love and our charity through simple acts of kindness.

      Merry Christmas to you and all the families that I know you take care of Diana

      Written from British Columbia, Canada.

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      sandhyap 9 years ago

      Gifts are beginning to pile under the tree.