There are many ways of celebrating this holiday season
New Year’s ball dropping, campfire making s’mores, Christmas caroling
All of them are better with family and friends
Sometime we take for granted the gifts we have
And I’m not talking about the ones under the tree
But what of those people who have no family, no friends to share this spirit of joy with?
Our soldiers on foreign lands
The elderly in nursing homes
The homeless on the street
What does the holidays mean to them?
Standing outside in the cold looking at the logs burning in the fireplace
What can we do too bring love into another’s heart?
So before that meal
Before that football game
Before opening your gifts
Because there is little difference between you and them
About those in need,
For others who are hurting or in pain.