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We need a little Christmas year around. We need to take that giving attitude and let it be incorporated into our day-to-day lives. Think of the difference in the world with just a little bit more thoughtfulness, a little more compassion towards others and lending a helping hand to others in need.

 I imagine a world with this played out and I see a world with more smiles and less tears. I see more healthy lives and less dying needlessly. I see more neighbors being neighborly verses battling it out in civil court where no one truly wins. Who instills the peace when hatred brews ?

Yes, this season is full of happy stories, e.g. my sister’s quest for getting her college degree finally accomplished. But I also see such horror as a Bengals football player senselessly dead with three young children who will never get to know their father growing up. Was no one area of the turmoil brewing in his relationship with his fiancé so that this event could have been prevented?

How about all the children fighting illness in the hospital, donors waiting for organs so they can see another Christmas. And yet when you turn on the television, we are repeatedly hit with images of Tiger Woods’ infidelities. Stories that we only hear one side of a story and the media seems hell bent on smearing his name. Forget the fact he has a wife and two children, it is more important to pump up ratings. What ever happened to the days when this season brought happy stories to the airways, to our homes, to help warm our hearts?

Please push back. Too many people are sitting by the sidelines waiting or avoiding the difficult tasking of taking up a stance. I have seen family members sit idly by while loved ones fight cancer not saying a word to a loved one. Not a peep about the difference a cancer fighter has made in being alive and impacting others lives. Do you think the cancer victim does not sense this? Do you think it is any less painful because they are fighting to stay alive? Be strong and be supportive of others going thru tough times.

You have a voice not just this season, but always. Use it. If the show you are watching is doing nothing to advance our world, it is worth watching? Are you slandering others when you yourself have sinned? Are you caring enough about humanity to help others? Do you make a positive difference? If not, let that be your Christmas gift to the world. The world is waiting. We need you to care. Will you step up?

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