Carson’s Corner: A Christmas Message

| December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

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As we approach this very special day it is important to remember the things that really matter – health, family, friends, and enjoying the brief time we get on this big, blue marble called Earth.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are times to relax, spend it with your loved ones and reflect on the year coming to a close.

It’s a time to be thankful and show gratitude for what you have because believe you me, if you think you have it rough, somebody else has it worse.

The shootings in Newtown, the economic problems throughout the world, and a host of bad news and tragedies tend to dampen our spirits and cause us to believe the world is a cruel, dark and hard place to live.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

The media loves to play the doom and gloom card…it sells papers and gets high ratings. Yes, bad things happen daily, and life can be very difficult, there is no denying it. However, there is a lot of goodness in the world as well, you just don’t hear about it on the nightly news.

Christmas is a time to reflect on the things that have true meaning – faith, hope, love, giving of oneself, gratitude, laughter and goodwill toward others. All of those traits are in us and we need to share them with the world, not just on Christmas but every day we take a breath.

We are born with special gifts and the greatest tragedy in life is to die with your music still inside you. Life is cause and effect, sowing and reaping, if you give more you will get more of all the good things life has to offer. It is the way of the universe.

It’s a lesson we all need to learn, especially yours truly. The whole idea of Christmas can be summed up in this phrase…love others as you do yourself.

And we don’t need to wait for Christmas to do that.

As the great writer, Charles Dickens said in his marvelous story:

“Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world…it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed…

“God Bless Us, Everyone!”

Have a merry, joyous, and safe Christmas.

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