When Addison was in kindergarten, and Maddie a baby, he was in a Christmas program at school. The younger grades sang songs, but the middle school students performed a play about the Christmas Story. At the end, two, 8th grade students dressed as Mary and Joseph entered the church with Mary carrying a live baby Jesus. As they walked down the aisle Mary stumbled. Everyone lunged forward to help catch the falling baby. Fortunately, Mary recovered quickly and she didn't drop baby Jesus (who happened to be her real baby sister). But everyone was so willing to lend a hand.
Wouldn't it be wonderful, not only during this season of giving, but always, if we were willing to help others in need? Reach out, do good, show a little kindness to those we know and those we don't, however small or insignificant it might seem. Imagine what we could achieve.
May you have peace in your heart, hope in your life, and love that surrounds you always.