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Many of us are about to celebrate the Christmas holidays and after that New Year’s Day.  These festivities have become a tradition among Americans, as well as numerous others around the globe.  This is a special time of year for many of us, as it should be.  Not only is it a time to be thankful for what we have, it is an occasion to think of others. 

We live in a world that is fast-paced, racing by at an alarming rate.  It is easy to get caught up in the frantic activity and lose ourselves in it.  Before long we become distracted by the abundance of things going on at once.  It is exciting – all can agree, but have we lost sight of what is truly important in our lives? 

This Christmas I have made a wish, and I hope you will share in it.  Before I reveal that wish, please bear with me.

There is a secret project that I have become aware of.  I cannot reveal the details because it is a secret.  Someone I know donated hours of their time all in secret. You see, nobody will ever know what this person did for others.  That’s the beauty of it.  Why would someone do that?  After all, they don’t get paid, and the recipients won’t be able to thank her because it was all done in secret.  I have had the pleasure of knowing this person for decades, and that’s just the way she is.

The sad part is this person also has needs and nobody knows it.  She has performed hundreds, possibly thousands of acts of kindness, all to help others.  You won’t hear her complain because that’s the way she is.  Because of her secret efforts, this season there will be children who won’t go to bed hungry at least for a few nights.  There will be food on the table, presents under the tree, and a smile on their faces.

Now this is my wish.  Choose to help someone in need.  You won’t have to look far.  Do it in secret, and enjoy the feeling it gives you – also in secret.  Then gather your loved ones, and place your arms around them.  Tell them how much they mean to you, and watch them smile. 

Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Christmas is a special time of year, reminding us of the importance of friends and family.  With this auspicious occasion comes many wonderful blessings.  I am mindful of something as I gaze upon the meticulously decorated tree.  Resting high above, on the pinnacle of the evergreen, is an angel.  Of course the figure is only a symbol, not an idol that we should worship, but instead a reminder of something that is real.

For those of us who believe, there are indeed angels among us.  They come into our lives, often unaware, bringing joy to the lives they touch.  Without them the world can seem like a cruel and lonely place.  Their miraculous presence has the ability to change our lives.  While there are many truly remarkable people in the world, a few stand out among all the rest.

Whether or not we choose to admit it, we need each other.  Every person, every business, and everything we do while upon this marvelous planet called earth depends upon others.  No one is an island – even though some attempt to live that way.  But who are they hurting?  Life is short and fleeting, here today and gone tomorrow.  What would it be like not to have a single person to share it with?

It is so exciting to watch the children enjoying themselves, especially the younger ones as they put on quite a show for us.  Their faces are all aglow, they have no worries, and they delight in the little thing we call life.  Those are the fond memories we carry with us throughout our time here on earth.  Christmas is a time for family and friends to assemble together to share those precious moments and create new ones.  Have you ever considered how boring and lonely life would be without them? 

We must never take people for granted, especially those we cherish, for in the blink of an eye they can be taken from us.  Don’t wait until it is too late to enjoy the company of a dear friend.  The holidays are quickly approaching, providing an excellent opportunity to share our time with others and give of ourselves.

I have written a book I am sure you will enjoy.  It holds a lifetime of memories for two six-year-old children who discover ‘the greatest gift of all’.  This young boy and girl build a friendship at an early age that follows them wherever they go, even when destiny takes them in opposite directions.  Why not join us as we share in the story of some really good people?  Consider the sacrifices they make to help others.  When you are finished reading, you will surely believe there are angels among us.

The story begins with an orphan named Destiny.  She has met a kind old gentleman who knows the true meaning of life.  Watch as fate brings the two together, creating the backdrop for what is truly the Greatest Gift of All.


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