Yes, I said Merry Christmas.
I would also say Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukah, and Happy Diwali if the season was right. I have friends from many different cultures and I respect them and wish them the appropriate season’s greetings. At Christmas they wish me a Merry Christmas.
Now for all you people who bitch, complain, grump and say things like “This is Christmas, I want to say Merry Christmas” or “Let’s put the Christ back in Christmas” I say GO AHEAD! Stop grumping and bitching and do it. Stop apologizing. Get off your high horse and celebrate the season. This is a Christian Holiday.
To all you people who are trying too hard to be politically correct… STOP! Give your head a shake and think. This is Christmas. It is a Christian Holiday. Celebrate it don’t politicize it. Stop changing it to try and include other cultures. If the people of those cultures want to be included they will participate, if they don’t they won’t. To truly be accepting of other cultures you need to accept your own culture as well as other cultures. Changing our holidays won’t make people from other cultures like us or accept us accepting them as they are will. If you want to be politically correct don’t change our holiday… celebrate the holidays of other cultures.
So… Merry Christmas.
Every year at this time there are numerous requests from many different organizations for donations. My wife and I give what we can to the organizations we choose. Last Friday after work my wife and I went for a beer and a bite. I was telling her about my day how I ran into what felt like two dozen people asking for cash donations. We spoke about getting a couple of names from one of the Christmas Trees and what age group to look for. She told me about a neat tree this year; it’s got the names of seniors on it. Then she had an amazing idea…
What if we could use our PC points to buy gift cards and give the cards to people who need it? Can you imagine how the person who got the card would feel? Instead of being given a basket of food or whatever they could go shop for what they like and want on their own! They would have a choice. I think that would definitely lift their spirits and help them feel better because it wouldn’t be as obvious.
What do you think?
Would you donate your points and get a gift card to give away?
How do we make this happen?
I’ve started things by contacting Loblaws and am waiting for a reply.
Sometimes words fail me. I struggle to express the gratitude I feel for many things. As a writer you would think I have the right words for any occasion or situation. I don’t. Sometimes the emotion of gratitude is overwhelming and cannot be expressed in words. Sometimes it can’t even be expressed in actions. I have a Grateful Heart.
I am grateful for;
All the wonderful people who donate to those less fortunate. I would thank you all in person if I could.
The organizations and people who support those in need. I think you do an amazing service to people and animals.
The guy who invented furnaces. Thank you for keeping me from freezing and for making my home comfortable.
Jeff Innis from Compu-Medics. Thank you for getting my computer up and running in one day and for cleaning it physically as well as cleaning the virus out of it.
Send Out Cards. Thank you for helping me express my gratitude more often, reach out to other people and say hello, celebrate special occasions and holidays and earn some money.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Orison Swett Marden
There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.