In my opinion, the holiday season has dramatically changed in recent years, and I feel as if it is my responsibility to say a little something about it. I cannot say that I’m the most charitable person in the world, and I really have no right to criticize anyone about how charitable they may or may not be, but I still feel like this is still something that should be discussed.
In this day and age our culture has become obsessed with material possession and status. We look at ourselves over other people very often. Today we worry too much about helping ourselves or helping out people only those who we want to. But we rarely consider people who we don’t know, or those who can’t pay us back at all. I feel as if we should look to help other people who may not be able to help us.
As a part of the Chapel, I was invited to do charity work in Morrisville. I simply helped people with getting clothes and toys for Christmas. This was something that I felt was really good for me. I normally don’t volunteer for charity work and I can honestly say that it bugs me that I don’t do it more. I want to do something for others just for the heck of it, because when I do it feels really good!
So as a final holiday message before we go off to enjoy our break, I ask you to consider being more charitable. I ask you consider doing something for other people this season. Think about doing something for somebody that they may not ever be able to repay. It doesn’t matter how big or how small your act of charity; everything will be appreciated.