I saw a news piece last night that really brought home the true meaning of Christmas.
More and more stores have been offering layaway due to the recession but the one store that has done this for years, is K-Mart. And they have offered it year round instead of just the Christmas season.
Evidently, there has been a number of donors who have been paying off, anonymously, peoples layaway accounts at K-Mart! This, according to a news article in the Des Moines Register, has been happening in larger cities across the country . . . . Nebraska, Michigan, Montana, Indiana and Iowa.
These people have not done this to get rewards, be thanked or even acknowledged! Out of the goodness of their hearts, they have helped struggling families to pay for the presents that these families have tried to supply for their loved ones. This is such a wonderful way to share Christmas!!
I would just bet there are other heart-warming stories out there! I hope that you share them!
For those that are playing "Secret Santa", thank you. For those that are donating to the Salvation Army Red Kettle drive, thank you. For those that are donating time, thank you.
This sharing is the true meaning of Christmas. The first Christmas, when Christ was born, material gifts were GIVEN, they were not received. Perhaps we need to remember that during this busy season and share our blessings.
Thank you and Merry Christmas!