Christmas. It’s about that time when everyone is talking about it. I like Christmas, but sometimes it’s a bit much. For me, It’s just a reminder of how fast the years go by. One thing I love about Christmas, however, is the way it seems to bring people together and cheer people up. This evening, my youth group and I went caroling. We went around to four different houses with people who could use a little cheer in their lives. We brought them cookies and sang a variety of songs. It was a lot of fun, but it was also great to see the people we were singing to.
At the first house we visited, lived a woman who had terminal cancer. She smiled the whole time we sang for her.
At the second house, we were invited inside. They loved the singing, and even sang along themselves.
At the third house, we completely messed up on Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, but the woman we sung for was still very happy that we visited.
At the last house, lived a woman whose husband had just died. She cried a little as we sang and was very grateful that we had come to sing.
Even though we may not have been a top-notch choir, we sang with our hearts. It made me so happy to see that we had brightened up someone’s day, even if only for a little while. There’s something about going out and knowing that you made someone smile or laugh or cry. It’s a great feeling, that I think everyone should have not only this Holiday season, but anytime throughout the year. Take a bit of time to go visit someone who may be feeling a little sad or lonely this time of the year. It will make someone’s day, and I can promise that you’ll leave feeling a little better yourself. If you’re not a fan of the Holiday season, forget about yourself. Make it about someone else who could use some cheering up!