Sunday, December 6, 2009

THE OTHER SIDE OF CHRISTMAS

It’s easy to get caught up in the joyfulness of the season. The lights, the cheer, the music, the gifts, the shopping, the Damned Warm Cider and let’s not forget the cookies. Never forget the cookies! But there are many who are suffering. There are those for whom the holidays only serve to bring to light all that is missing in their lives. The holiday season is heartbreaking for some.

Let us all remember to include a random act of kindness during this special time. I encourage you to reach out and touch someone. Visit the lonely. Feed the homeless. Do something that touches your heart but more importantly, someone else's. I guarantee that your holiday will be richer for it.




I know it's early but allow me to be among the first to wish you and yours a blessed holiday season.



Hugs,
Smart Mouth Broad

17 comments:

Twenty Four At Heart said...

And I wish you and your family the very best and brightest Christmas too! ((Hugs!))

blueviolet said...

What a gorgeous song and sentiment in your post. Thanks for reminding us to look beyond ourselves. :)

only a movie said...

Very nice, SMB.


:-)

otin said...

You have such a big heart. Will MHS share you? I'd be happy with 6 months! hehe :))

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful words! Share the light, for that's what Christmas is all about:"Light a candle"...
I wish you and your family the joy of the coming light and the peace of Christmas.Hugs!

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

You're so right. A great lesson for our kids each year at this time.

Jan said...

And a happy and joyous holiday season to you and yours, SMB!

Brian Miller said...

happy holidays...open heart did a great post on how she is touching a life this year as well...your heart left me with a smile.

Arkansas Patti said...

Thank you for the wonderful reminder of what the season is all about.
Beautiful song which says it all.
Since I will be in Florida for Christmas, I appreciate the early wishes. "Back at you" for you and your family. May it be the "best."

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Thanks for keeping it real and reminding us what it's all about.

injaynesworld said...

Well said... and right back at ya.

- Jayne

rxBambi said...

I can't listen to the song at the moment, but this is a great post and an important reminder. Kudos to you

midlifeslices said...

I'm so stressed during this time of year but I'm also so blessed and can't imagine what some people have to deal with that are down and out. I DO try to do for others but not just during this time of year.....but a little more than usual during this time. Thanks for the reminder and Merry Christmas to you and yours too. I love ya a bunch!!!!

Snowbrush said...

Blessings to you too, now and through the coming years.

Heather said...

I'm working on my charity, I found a group that is begging for crochted granny squares. Got one grocery bag full so far.

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Tony Letts said...

and a happy Christmas to you. I shall we visiting the children's hospice as usual and inflicting my carols and guitar on them :)

smiles4u said...

This is what I love about you! XX