On the Second Day of Christmas… Let Me Lend A Helping Hand

“Every day is Christmas
When you have the kind of mind,
That stores up all the goodness
And the sweetness it can find.
When you don’t need an occasion,
To spread a bit of cheer,
But just keep on a-giving,
Of yourself throughout the year.

Every day is Christmas,
With a gaily wrapped surprise,
When you’ve learned
To see the friendship,
In someone else’s eyes.
When you try a little harder,
And complain a little less,
Holding fast to all the fervor
Of the faith that you possess.

Every day is Christmas,
When you’ve found that you can be
More concerned with words like “you”
And less with “I” and “me”.
When it’s fun to do a favor,
And to lend a helping a hand,
When being understood means less,
Than when you understand.

Every day is Christmas,
With a beauty deeply cast,
When you find it doesn’t matter,
If you’re first or if you’re last.
When you can face your conscience,
And be glad of what you are,
Then every day is Christmas,
With a stable and a star.”

Every Day Is Christmas / Author Unknown

Each passing year I fail to understand why the media and all the charity organisations insist on making us believe that Christmas is the only time to be kind and generous, that it is mandatory to be so through out December and then magically revert to be stingy jerks on January 1.

I categorically disagree.

Kindness, mindfulness, generosity and lending a helping hand should be part of our core being and be shared every day. It is absolute nonsense to market the idea that charity, donations and sponsorship of whatever cause should be done only for Christmas, as if the orphan children or homeless people only deserve a gift at Christmas.
They need our help every blessed day of their lives. Many of them don’t even care about Christmas, some might not even believe in Christmas, so why bunch all the donations in December? It is just as cold and miserable in February. The homeless man or woman will still be hungry in June. 

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