Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Christmas is here. So, what does that really mean?

Is it gimme gimme all the toys and things we really want?
Is it Here these THINGS are for you?

NO!!! That is the commercialized version.

Is it a birthday? No, not really although we celebrate it as such.

So what is Christmas really?

It is the proverbial yearly kick in the butt to tell us to treat others more kindly. It is our yearly reminder to seek peace on earth. For one day a year, people know kindness. By the end of the second football game, we seem to slip back to our old habits of forgetting the homeless. Why give money to the poor? It's enough to get another six pack. Why help others? Where were they when I got picked up for DUI?

Christmas is the day to reflect and remind us that we should celebrate the tenets of the holiday every day of the year. We need to feed the hungry, clothe and house the homeless, pay homage to the vets, love our family and friends, and treat everyone with respect.


Because there but for the grace of God, go we.



JanetElaineSmith said...

Well said, Ron, and truer words were never spoken. As you know, Ivan and I have run Mission Socorro for over 30 years, and we have worked with hundreds of homeless people. I have learned that the only difference between the homeless people and anyone else can be as small as one missed paycheck.
For more, see http://missionsocorro.tripod.com . And thank you for caring. Too many people choose to shut their eyes and thinking that will make them go away. It won't!
Janet Elaine Smith

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Word Crafter said...

Isn't that the truth Ron. We reach out to grab but so seldom reach out in gratitude for friends and family and all the wonders of the universe that are ours each and everyday for FREE - delightful happy things.
Thanks for the reminder friend!

Anonymous said...

Very well put, Ron!!! Giving and helping need to be year-round. Thanks for the wonderful reminder!
Joyce A, Anthony

Little Sister with a Big Heart said...

So true, that's about all I can say. I'd say more, but I'm not sure I'd have the words or the room to do so!

Storm is Coming, and I can't WAIT!

Be Inspired Always said...

So true. Thank you for commenting on my blog.