I am sitting here listening to my iTunes shuffling my songs for me and I am pleasantly surprised each and every time a Christmas song comes up. It is interesting how much more meaningful they are when you don't hear a whole bunch of them clumped together - or hear them constantly in the stores!
Hearing the Holiday music made me think about how our society focuses most of our charitable giving around holidays. It is so natural to give to charities during the "happiest time of the year" but, what about those other times? The times that might not be so happy - like the "dog days of summer" or the rainy season of spring? What about that time when all of the kids are going back to school? These are all times when people who are struggling would really appreciate a little extra help.
I think that radio stations should play a Christmas song every once in a while to remind us all that we can be giving at all times of the year - not just at Christmas. Maybe if we hear that music about cheerfulness and happiness we will feel moved to donate more all year round.
What do you think?
Voice Update: Got a nice massage from Susan yesterday at work. Things are going pretty well. It is August and I should be planning another meeting for the support group but . . . I am being lazy! Plus - I don't want the hassle of trying to find a location. Should I get on the ball with this or just let it pass????