Christmas Giving: The Gift That Gives Back.

Hey folks, I know it’s been a while since I’ve been around.  But I decided to poke my head out of my hiding hole for a little while and get on my hickory stump for a bit of an old country lesson.

The theme of this message is… It never hurts to help.

Now people I am not saying that you have to give up the family farm or put yourself in hardship.  But given the things people all around the world are going through it hardly seems wrong to chip in a little in any way to help those that have less than yourself.

It could be a dollar into a Charity Hamper, or a nickel into the that Salvation army kettle with the singing Santa. It could be donating some time to a worthy cause, like serving soup for those less fortunate.  All I am saying is that in this economic climate everything helps.

You may ask Bob…What did you do to help those in need.  Well my friends I deliver hampers to the less fortunate in Winnipeg.
I take a few nights out of my year and grab some like-minded friends and go spread the Christmas cheer.

I throw on a Santa hat and knock on doors for a cause, I don’t do it to help me but in some way I do.  I give my time and my effort for free, and all I get in return is the smiling faces of children who would otherwise have no Christmas.  I get the respect and hearty handshakes of immigrant fathers who have fled war-torn countries in search of a better life.  Not understanding the generous ways of Winnipeg or even the tradition of Christmas.

In giving back to those who have less, we see more than just poverty.  We see the kindness of faith and the redemption of the spirit of charity.

I think that in giving back we can all grow, It does not have to be Christmas, but all faiths can give and become greater.

In the words of my faith Merry Christmas One and All


2 responses to “Christmas Giving: The Gift That Gives Back.

  1. “I am only one, But still I am one.I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything,I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

    If we all would do something, even if it is just something small. If we all would stop hiding and speaking up for others – what a difference we would make.

    Full kudos to you Bob for doing what you do. It might not change the world in one swoop but it changes the world for those you touch and who knows where that might lead to after that.

    Merry Christmas and enjoy the snow! 🙂

  2. Thanks so much Ivy, these last few months have been hard on me. I am discovering a whole new Bob underneath the one I have laid down over so many years.

    I find that helping never hurts, it’s a small thing that I do but it may mean so much to others. Like your saying says, I am only one, but I do what I can for myself and for others.

    You have always been my friend and I love you.
    With everything I have here a my disposal and in my blog I wish you the best of the season. A very merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy new year my friend.