So are you glimmering or griping? At Christmas we may not have everything we want or think we need. It’s easy to complain. We all do it. Yet what most of us have in our lives (and what we take for granted) is in some instances so much more than others.
Let’s take a moment to reflect on Lisa’s words and take them to heart. Let’s actively try to be that glimmer of hope in a hopeless life … because it’s the right thing to do … especially during the holidays.
While we dream of a White Christmas, children in a dusty street dream of shoes to wear
While we stuff the turkey and then our bellies, many are digging through garbage for dinner
While we share enchanted kisses under the mistletoe, someone somewhere is suffering violence at the hands of a loved one
As we carefully wrap gifts in shiny paper a laid off dad unwraps an envelope containing a bill he can’t pay
As we go caroling and attend plays and parties, the old man down the street cries tears of loneliness, feeling abandoned
While we fill our spare bedrooms and pull out couches with family and friends, a single mom and her children sleep in the street
And as we deck the halls and our homes with sparkling lights, many are searching for just a glimmer of hope
I write all this, not to upset anyone, or make…
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