Love People, Not Things

I’m not really sure what I want to say here.  I started this post a few days ago and saved it as a draft, yet it did not save.  So I am starting over.

Once upon a time HPs M came to visit.  BP was very sad when she had to leave.  I don’t like to see BP sad so I tried to comfort her by distracting her.  Then came the very wise advice by HP…

I want her to love people, not things.

Yes, yes we do.  Why do we try to distract children with things/food when they are missing a person?  Wouldn’t we rather they care more about the person then whatever we are using to try to distract them?

It’s that time of year again: Christmas.  Some people love it, some people hate it, some people ignore it all together.  But commercially it’s a ‘big’ time of year.  The ole: what do we get for… is sure to be coming out of the mouths of a number of people in a number of households right now.

Let’s step back a minute.  Forget all the giving, all the getting, all the unnecessary stress.  Let’s love people – not things.

How can you show people you love them at this very special time of year?

A wonderful example is in the prep work stage right now.  And when I say prep work I mean right in the kitchen.  So literally prep work.

J&S are spending their Christmas giving the staff of a halfway house the day off.  J&S are sending the staff away for the day and are taking care of cooking the traditional Christmas dinner for 20 people they may or may not have met before.  They are going to handle all needs, all crisis, all questions that come up for the whole day.

So that people who may never get a day off can have a day off.

J&S are loving people – not things this year.  They are giving their time, money, and talent to people who give their time, money and talents to other people every day all day long.

I’m not sure J&Ss kids are going to get physical presents this year, but I do know they will have a wonderful experience of serving (loving) others and not focusing on things.

Let’s make it a point to love people – not things – today and all the other days of the year.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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