A thought for those less fortunate,
those alone, without family,
stricken by the loss of loved ones
and struggling to smile,
despite the joy of the Christmas season.
the holidays are about family,
sharing and kindness,
and for those alone and isolated
any small kindness can make their day.
So appreciate what you have,
how ever great, however small,
and remember Christmas is not about money,
expensive gifts and lavish meals,
its about sharing and thanks giving.
Love is what most religions proffer,
yet so often that concept is lost
in the lead up to Christmas,
being time-poor, stressed out
and feeling obligated to spend, spend, spend.
Be kind to yourself,
to your family and to all humanity,
all creatures living in this our paradise,
and let love and kindness be your guide
in sharing Christmas, or whatever religious holiday.
A thought for those who struggle
during this time,
and even a smile of acceptance
is worth more than any gift,
any material sharing.
a Christmas of peace and kindness,
and for those wanting,
a new found hope for a better future,
a world of more tolerance and acceptance.
Tony DeLorger © 2017