Some charitable and thought-provoking words for this holiday season.
I experienced a few firsts on Christmas Eve.
First Number One
I read A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens for the very first time. I had never read it because I kept telling myself that I already know the story, so what is the point? I have images of Donald Duck, Goofy, and Mickey Mouse in my head when I think of Ebenezer Scrooge, Marley, and Bob Cratchit. Well, the book was well worth the read, and I now understand why some of my friends read it every year around this time. It is full of the spirit of change, love, hope, and care for the poor. I loved reading the words of Scrooge’s nephew:
But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time . . . as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time, the only time I know of . . . when…
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