Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Gifts of Joy

Mr. Fezziwig is one of my favorite character (non-religious) of the Christmas season. My husband was like... who?

There is a character in the Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol", that was young scrooge's boss. He used what he had to bless the employees that worked for him. He threw a big party and provided them joy and relief from the workers' daily lives. He didn't have to say thank you- but he did, in an extravagant way.

Some times Christmas ends up to be less about giving and more about this weird trade- what can I get you that equals what you are getting me.

Who can you thank this season? Surprise?

Life is like a rubberband - we are either stretching ourselves to give to others or we are retracting into ourselves like the Scrooge character in Dicken's famed novel.

Go ahead and give - with joy.


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