Winter has officially arrived and the snow is falling. It is a beautiful scene to behold. Like a clean fresh white sheet laid out on a bed, but covering the entire landscape.
Go with me now on a short journey and imagine a world where we help shovel each others snow, share cups of hot cocoa or other favored hot drinks with each other. Spend time together as friends, family, neighbors, and communities.
Look around you, what do you see? People in need? People that have health issues? People that could use a friend or a listening ear? People that could use help with providing Christmas for their kids, or putting dinner on the table?
There are so many around us, including ourselves, that are in need of something.
Let us all focus on being a little kinder. A little softer. A little gentler. Let’s give the gift of giving the benefit of the doubt that people are simply trying to do their best. Cast no judgment. But cast our love, appreciation, and support to those who need it now during the Christmas/Holiday Season and all year long.
Don’t let your light dim but shine brightly for others to see.
— Chris Baird