December is truly a busy time of year for all of us. Everything would be much nicer if we’d remember that everyone is just as rushed as we are. Remember to stop and say thank you and to wish a Merry Christmas to the people we come across on our shopping trips to the malls, discount stores and grocery stores. It’s also a very busy time for the people who work at the Post Office and we have to consider this when we wait in long lines to mail packages. The clerks have a very demanding job this time of year and for us to extend wishes of goodwill will mean a lot to these people. We do not know their circumstances and they certainly do not know ours but common courtesy may make the difference between a good day for someone and a bad day. Even if we are not feeling up to it ourselves we must stop and put ourselves in other peoples shoes.
There are the divorced mothers with children at home to feed and there are the fathers who are trying to take care of their children on their own. Many people who are sick or out of work or have just survived a house foreclosure. We don’t know how they feel inside but we do need to stop and extend a pleasant gesture on behalf of all that is good in the world. Not everything is negative and we have to show the world there is kindness, consideration
and good people. Being mean and ill-spirited will not help in these trying times.
I for one believe that a good deed is returned many times over and it is something that will make you feel good about yourself. Treat people with respect and they will do the same for you. When you venture out in this cold month of December all bundled up against the bitter cold and snow remember the people who are homeless. If you see a Salvation Army worker standing outside of one of the stores try to spare a little change if you have it so that it may help those in need. There are so many people hurting this year and regardless of their situation we have an obligation to do what we can to help them. It may not be much but every little bit helps and if we all pitch in we may make a really big difference in these peoples lives.
Merry Christmas and God Bless!