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MYSTIC’S Christmas Message

MYSTIC’S Christmas Message
MYSTIC’S Christmas Message
Christmas is nearly upon
us. Parents are running around trying to find all the gifts that they have been
told that their family wants.
When you walk into any
mall or store at this time of year, yes you see the beautiful trimmings of the
Christmas season, but the spirit of Christmas is no where to be found. 
People tired and short
tempered as they rush around to find all the gifts on their Christmas lists.
You can see worry on some faces as you see they want to get gifts for their
families but are worried on how they will pay for them. Some put everything on
the credit card and spend the rest of the year paying it off just in time to
max their card out again next Christmas. 

Old-Fashioned Christmas
Old-Fashioned Christmas
The children today think
that Christmas is a cash cow as it were, where you ask for everything you want
and expect to get it, I’ve seen some go into major crying fits and temper
tantrums if they don’t get the colour and model of cell phone, or whatever it
was they wanted, can you please tell me where is the spirit of Christmas
there. 
We as parents have
failed our children, no we did not set out to do this, but by wanting to make
sure that our children have a better life than we did, we have short changed
them in so many ways. I remember having to do chores, yes chores and I didn’t
get paid for it.
We were taught manners
to others and in showing respect. I am sad to say that it is hard to find a
child in this country today with the upbringing that we had.
What did Christmas mean
to me as a child growing up. Well getting the Christmas tree was always
exciting, the smell of the pine filling the house. Decorating the tree as a
family with dad letting us know if we were neglecting a spot. I remember us
making some of the tree decorations to hang on the tree, the baking of cookies
and candies for Christmas. Our family would make our own root beer for the
holidays, it was an assembly line as we bottled it and put the bottles in the
cupboard to mature so it would be ready by
OldFashionedChristmas-5756-1Christmas.
I have found memories of
sitting as a family and watching The Grinch that stole Christmas, and Frosty
the Snowman. Going out when I was older with friends and family to go caroling,
making sure we visited the Elderly, families with young children, and those
that were going through a rough time. At the end of our caroling Santa would
appear giving gifts to those that would not of had a Christmas other wise.
Going to old folks homes to sing or visit with those that families no longer
came to visit or could not. I think one of my best memories of this time of the
year was being a secret Santa to a family, making sure the children had toys to
open Christmas day and that they had what was needed for their dinner.
That is how I remember
Christmas not in how much am I going to get but in of being of service to
others, in making sure that they also would have a Christmas to celebrate. Yes
that to me is the true meaning and sprite of this time, no we were not rich by
any means, I remember being very young and having this happen to our family, so
I know how it feels from both sides. I guess that was our families way of
repaying those that gave from their hearts and made sure that we had a
Christmas to celebrate as well.
This is what the real
spirit of Christmas means to me, being with family and loved ones, making sure
those that were in need are not left out. That we did what we could to make
sure they had a Christmas as well. My prayer this year is for everyone to
remember what is really important at this time, it is the sharing of our time
and in helping others, that is what the true spirit of Christmas is all about.
Its not about all the presents, its in the helping of our fellow man to show
them that they are loved and not forgotten. May you all carry the true meaning
of Christmas in your hearts. Blessings from my household to yours.

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