Thursday, December 2, 2010
A Holiday Blog...or The Season of Giving
Happy Thursday, Beatdowners! The Christmas Season is alive and kickin' in the Stone household...I hope you and yours are well on your way to having a very Happy Holiday Season, regardless of which one you celebrate!
So last year, I saw the movie Fred Clause for the first time.
Definitely one of my favorite Christmas movies.
This (above) is one of the better scenes in any Christmas movie - the elves gather around the snow globe and watch all the children open their presents on Christmas Day, while Sinead O'Connor's beautiful rendition of Silent Night plays in the background.
I gotta admit, the first time I saw it I got a little choked up.
Anyhow, there is a line in the movie where Fred says, "There's no naughty kids...every kid deserves a present on Christmas".
I couldn't agree more.
Times are tough. The economy still is shaky at best. Spending has been reeled in a bit, probably from almost everyone. And giving to charities has, generally speaking, been put aside as every penny counts a lot more than it used to.
But I ask a favor, of anyone that reads this blog...forward this message to anyone and everyone you know.
Go out and spend a few dollars on a new, unopened toy and donate it to Toys For Tots, your local Church, the Salvation Army, Santa Claus Anonymous, any children's home/orphanage, or any other charity you believe in supporting.
It doesn't have to be a Xbox. It doesn't have to be the latest and greatest tech gadget.
It just has to be something that lets a child know that there is hope.
It just has to be something that lets a child know there is joy and happiness.
It just has to be something that lets a child know there is good out there, and something that lets them smile.
It just has to be something that lets a child know there is a reason to believe.
Because when you sit down and think about it, "there are no naughty kids...every kid deserves a present on Christmas".
Until next time...