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A Beautiful Christmas
by Rose M Rideout
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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I have been doing a lot here lately to help other organizations make a better Christmas for so many needy. I guess I have made several trips to the Dollar stores and can't get over the beautiful warm mitts and hats and scarves I can purchase for only a dollar and share with so many that are cold and have no one to turn to this time of the year. So my mind is stuck on the love we carry and how to make someone else happy.
I say if we can afford a coffee , we can afford to make a difference in one life at a time.

A Beautiful Christmas
November 18, 2008
By: Rose Marie Rideout

The streets have gone to silence,
Even the poor has laid their heads to rest.
Tonight Santa remembers all,
Each year he’s put to test.
The list get larger every year,
No one wishes for peace and love,
No one takes the time to remember,
We celebrate Baby Jesus birthday up above.

How many think of our loved ones away,
Who give their all for us this day,
The hungry who are homeless and alone,
With no food and no place to call home.
No comfy pillow, no blanket to hug,
Just an old dampened box, and no one to love.
The beauty we see on the streets every year,
The lights and the soft glow glitter we share.

Just give a dollar, a pair of old worn gloves,
A scarf you don’t wear to show off your love.
The smiles and laughter show that we care,
If we’d take time to wipe away another’s  tear.
Buy an extra coffee along your way,
Reach out to a homeless cold person this day.
Let them see someone really do care,
Stop them before they shed another tear.

A pair of wool socks that sat in your drawer,
A coat that’s just not your style anymore,
It can keep another one warm from the cold,
Your heart will be happy inside I’m told.
Close your eyes and thank God up above,
For helping you know the meaning of love,
For making a difference to someone today,
By sharing a little throughout your day.

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Reviewed by Z McClure 12/24/2010
Many times the cries of the poor in this life become muffled and drowned out by the partying of some who have plenty. You have passed a microphone to those who usually have little or no voice, and have amplified their cries through your poem! and The Lord said, "Whatever you have done for the least of these, you have done it unto me"

~ Z.B.McClure Heart-touching poem Rose!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 11/26/2008
I do this through NAMI ( National Alliance of the Mentally Ill) and it does warm the heart of everyone involved. Great reminder. Liz
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 11/25/2008
So very true. It is so important to remember the less fortunate than us. This season of love should be shared with those that have no one to love them. Very good advice I hope many will heed.
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 11/24/2008
Beautiful poem and photo. Hard year from many people--you are doing a good thing and a good message here. Hope you are doing good.
Reviewed by Selena Dobbin-Gillis 11/23/2008
This is so very special sissy, love the words of love and hope.

love you sis,
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 11/20/2008
What a great poem. Its that special time of year and so many need help ! Good for you. Your light shines in many ways Rose!!!Blessings to you...M
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/19/2008
Just give a dollar, a pair of old worn gloves,
A scarf you don’t wear to show off your love.
The smiles and laughter show that we care,
If we’d take time to wipe away another’s tear.

You do wonderful things, Rose, and I hope many follow your example this Holiday Season.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 11/19/2008
What a wonderful heart you have, Rose!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/18/2008
Your compassion and caring is truly a gift, Rose. I send you love and my very best wishes,

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/18/2008
The warmth of compassion and the light of love all come shining through. The best part of Christmas is truly in the giving, not the receiving and helping those in need. God bless you always....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/18/2008
very nice and filled with the spirit of charity
Reviewed by RaeLynn Teller 11/18/2008
Rose--whenever they had toy drives, we would have a garage sale and then I would let they boys buy whatever they wanted to donate. They always enjoyed trying to outdo the other with how many things they could get with their money. With them grown and gone I hadn't thought of that in a long time.

Thanks for the reminder. Time to get our giving bone in gear.

You're not only wonderful, you're cute too.

Love ya--RaeLynn
Reviewed by John Flanagan 11/18/2008
Christine is right, your heart is golden, and I'm proud of you and call you friend. Thank you, thank you.
Reviewed by Linda Law 11/18/2008
Tell ole scrooge (Fred) that he should just put on his biker helmet and cover up with one of those old blankets that you plan on giving to the poor and needy.... shhhhh.......... Great poem Rose...thank goodness one of you is so kind and loving... hehe.... This did cover the beauty of sharing.... thank you, lindalaw
Reviewed by Fred Rideout (Reader) 11/18/2008
Ba humbug.....
Reviewed by Morning Star 11/18/2008
"Oh wooow such beautiful Compassion view of thoughts
Spread the joy and love of given a helping hand
for the Holidays!
I love this beautiful inspiring write!!
I hope and pray that your feeling better!!
Peace Love and Light....Morning Star
Reviewed by Paul Berube 11/18/2008
Well said and written Rose. Your words sure do ring true. God bless.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/18/2008
The world is full of angels, and you are one of the best! :) I just hope people help ADULTS in need, NOT just the children; there are many ADULTS who could use a helping hand this Christams season!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/18/2008
We who have been blessed with much should share with our less fortunate brothers and sisters. I dropped off a turkey yesterday at my parish outreach center for the needy. I remember when I needed a hand and God provided one for me and my family.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/18/2008
Compassion in these lines, spreading the true meaning of Christmas for those who might well not have one ... beautiful, Rose.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/18/2008
Excellant write dear Cuz and great timing and even those who can't afford to give in money or gifts...time is often a precious commodity and doing things like working in food banks, soup kitchens and even manning the Salvation Army kettles goes a long way to helping others enjoy the season.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 11/18/2008
You are going about so far this time of year doing good deeds. Oh , that many would think and share like you do. I know my hubby always gave a person a dollar at the Turkey Hill Store if they looked needy. He was so generous and now in heaven above is getting his reward. You will be rewarded for the work you do here on earth to help the homeless and poor ones too. Great thinking and greatest write.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/18/2008
Salvation army has 'donate a jacket'..I had the pleasure to work on the receiving end, when the child got to come in and pick out a jacket..the smiles will be forever engraved in my heart as they hugged their jacket...sure puts life in perspective. thanks Rose,,your heart is golden.
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