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The Christmas Season, regardless of your
religious beliefs, used to focus on spreading joy to your fellow man; I personally believe
that is still the focus.However, some
might argue there are clear indicators that life as we know it is in a spiral
dive because of selfishness and greed; "Christmas has gone commercial"
they say. They might continue the debate and say society as a whole has taken a
turn for the worse and we have gone from a "giving of ourselves"
nation to a "what you gonna give me today" nation. The nightly news
is an endless display of self-centeredness, but only because the self-centered
are the only ones making the news.
I believe the selfless and caring individual outnumbers the
selfish by leaps and bounds. It only appears otherwise because the selfless are
seldom seen.Why? Because the selfless
are usually humble as well and have no desire to be in the spotlight.
While surrounded by the mayhem and all the
self-centered people we deal with, it is hard to maintain what is referred to
as, "The Christmas Spirit."A
perfect example is that guy that rings the bell outside the shopping mall.It's nothing personal, but that guy really
gets on my nerves sometimes; it seems they start earlier each year. As a child
it was a novelty to see them a few days before Christmas; now they hit the
streets before Thanksgiving.I'd give
them more money if they would just stop ringing that bell. OK, I'm being a
little sarcastic here as I know they serve a purpose; they collect money for…
actually, who do they collect money for?
The trick is to, regardless of outside pressures
and problems, maintain a level of compassion for our fellow man. We might think
mankind needs to be fixed, and maybe it does, but fixing mankind is not our
responsibility; that responsibility rests with a much higher power (not to be
confused with the government).
Our responsibility is to care for and protect our
family, our friends and our neighbors. We may not be able to fix mankind or
stop the perceived spiral dive, but we can help our neighbor and we can help
our family. Take time this Christmas Season to extend a helping hand and spread
a little joy in your neighborhood.
And, if you want to eliminate the stress of the
"Nightly Christmas Crowd Shopping Mall Fights" I have the perfect
solution; don't shop at the shopping mall. Buy your stuff on-line. You can
start by going to the Hoka Hey On-Line Store and buy special gifts for those
special people; or maybe even those not so special people.
If you do go to the shopping mall and come up to
that guy ringing that very irritating bell... drop a few coins in the bucket,
look him in the eye and wish him a Merry Christmas; he's just trying to get by;
just like you.