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Glimmer, don’t Gripe

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So are you glimmering or griping? At Christmas we may not have everything we want or think we need. It’s easy to complain. We all do it. Yet what most of us have in our lives (and what we take for granted) is in some instances so much more than others.
Let’s take a moment to reflect on Lisa’s words and take them to heart. Let’s actively try to be that glimmer of hope in a hopeless life … because it’s the right thing to do … especially during the holidays.

Long walks and dark chocolate

While we dream of a White Christmas, children in a dusty street dream of shoes to wear

While we stuff the turkey and then our bellies, many are digging through garbage for dinner

While we share enchanted kisses under the mistletoe, someone somewhere is suffering violence at the hands of a loved one

As we carefully wrap gifts in shiny paper a laid off dad unwraps an envelope containing a bill he can’t pay

As we go caroling and attend plays and parties, the old man down the street cries tears of loneliness, feeling abandoned

While we fill our spare bedrooms and pull out couches with family and friends, a single mom and her children sleep in the street

And as we deck the halls and our homes with sparkling lights, many are searching for just a glimmer of hope

I write all this, not to upset anyone, or make…

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Author: galeweithers

Barbadian mother of teenager; lover of loud laughter amidst tears; happy to follow God's lead while writing a word or two (and winning national awards) to make a difference in the lives of others.

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