While this is a wonderful time of the year for many, it's also a difficult time of the year for a significant number of people. For some, the celebratory nature of the season makes it even more difficult. Many have heavy hearts. Some are lonely, or have an empty seat at the table having lost a loved one. Others are displaced or homeless. Some are hungry, abandoned, neglected, and/or abused. As I celebrate the joy of the Christmas season, I want to be mindful that some feel pain and sadness right now. It might make a tremendous difference to someone to receive a call to say hello, a meal, a donation of money or gifts, a visit, or a card. Sponsoring dinner for a family, providing a  coat, blanket, shoes, or socks to those less fortunate are also options I have to lighten another's load. One gesture, be it large or small, may make a tremendous difference to someone for whom it's a difficult time of the year.
 


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Helen
12/11/2012 10:33am

How true via your message Nat, The Christmas music put a special touch on the reason for this season.
Blessings to you and your Mother, my special friend:)

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Al
12/11/2012 3:52pm

You are correct of course how we forget what a mired of emotions this time of year conjures up thank you for the reminder to be sensitive to those in that category

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Estelle
12/11/2012 8:19pm

While some are trying to take Christ out of Christmas, we who are believers can express His love and grace in many ways. Go with your heart!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL ><))))> .

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Doreen
12/12/2012 12:03am

You are so correct.Love is needed all year long,but extra special
love and sensitivity is needed during this time of the year.Thanks
for the reminder..Sometimes it's just an encouraging word,or smile
that will make someone feel better.

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