Now, it’s that time of year again and this year more than others it’s time to give extra thanks now that the crazy Presidential Champagnes are over and the your candidate is now president, or Not.
But seriously, Christmas is rapidly approaching and have you given any thought about what that means?
Have taken a moment to reflect over the past year and figure out how you’ll give thanks and who to?
Will you thank GOD and thank him first for keeping you around another year to enjoy those loved ones still around you? Will you thank him for your ability to still live under a roof and have food on your table every day? Will you thank him for the ability to still get around to go to places you either need to go or want to go? Will you thank him for what he does for others everyday? Well, will you?
Who will you have around you on Christmas day? Will it just be immediate family ? Will you have some extended family around, like aunts and uncles or friends and coworkers? On that special day will you make sure that someone who doesn’t have the blessings as you get an opportunity to eat? Will you walk around all day and show a smile to strangers while wishing then a Happy Holiday or is it something that you’ll take for granted?
It’s truly amazing how may of our blessings we take for granted everyday. That there are so many people out in this world that for one reason or another don’t and may never know what its like to be as blessed as many of are. Yes, some more than others but we are still far from others who may not even have the simplest necessities of life.
I’m sitting here and writing this on my laptop while eating some peanuts and when I start to think about it it makes me sad to think there are people on this earth that don’t even have clean water to drink or peanuts to eat. I think about the fact that at night I sleep on a nice mattress while many around the world have only a dirt floor to sleep on.
It also makes me sad and a bit angry when I think there are so many filthy rich people around that won’t even entertain the possibility of giving a good deal of the money they’ll never be able to spend to others who truly need it. The first thing they say is “Hell no, I worked hard for that money. Let them work hard themselves.” Where is the Christianity in that? Where is GOD in that.
In the end, Rich or Poor the only thing we take with us is who we were. Were we kind? Were we humble? Were we benevolent? Did me make it a point every day to go out and help someone else?
Those are the riches and the resume we take with us when we die.
So here we are back where we started. Time to mull it all over and think about all our blessings and who will thank this Christmas Day. Then go out and make someone’s day even better than it is. I know that’s what I’ll be doing.
Be Safe, GOD Bless and GOD Speed.