At this time of annual festivities, office parties, client gifting and a seemingly endless list of things-to-do; let’s pause and reflect for just a moment. Surely we can take a short time for ourselves!
Last evening I watched on T-V the historic movie “A Christmas Carol”. This version starred George C. Scott as Ebenezer, and honestly, it surpassed all other performances in this role I’ve ever viewed. The timeliness of course is not lost on anyone – and even when we think we’re kindly and thoughtful of others – a nudge now and then puts things in perspective.
The modern world, and all who toil therein, is indeed comprised of more spectacular developments over the past fifty years than imaginable. Men and women who now may be aging grandparents have seen more in their lifetime than anyone ever dreamed of. One of the lingering attributes of many however, is the true pleasure of giving when help is needed, and even when it isn’t – a little token of decency offers a sense of comfort to others.
At the coffee drive-thru, by telephone, or dropping even the smallest denomination of folding money into the Christmas kettles are all random acts of kindness.
Yes, there are lights; there’s music broadcast in almost every public place starting in November; and plenty of action. As I look around my own circle of contacts, I know that just a quick pop-by with a cheerful smile, Santa Hat with a bobbing pompom and a small remembrance with wishes for a happy and healthy season and the coming year will be welcomed.
Assets may come and go, perhaps we have been the grateful recipient of encouragement in our fledgling years as REALTORS® - and that may have included financial support to get on our feet. Let’s give with sincerity and remember those whose hearts may not be so full of Christmas cheer.
The lights, hymns and action in Newtown, Connecticut this week truly represent the angels we have heard on high.
As Tiny Tim said in the movie – “God Bless Us Every One”.