My Christmas Story

The holidays can be a tough time for so many people especially now a days with high prices, low wages, and not enough jobs to go around. It is a time of hope and believing that the world can be a better place, humanity can find peace, and people have not forgotten what the word love means.

My family and I haven’t had a Christmas in 3 years, but we do sit and dream of what it would be like to have enough money to give gifts, have a great Christmas feast, and help others in need. The rich buy that great Christmas, the working put it on credit cards and drown in debt, and the poor only dream about it. I guess you can call the impoverished “Life’s true dreamers”. I feel blessed and thankful that my family is healthy and understands money is not happiness: happiness comes from within.

I have been looking for work for the past 8 months with no success. It took a while, but I have come to the realization that new graduates are at a disadvantage and overlooked sometimes in the job market. This is unfortunate because there are so many talented graduates out there. I have read statements from some of the country’s top companies that new graduates are not prepared for the workplace. This may be true, but who is at fault? Do we blame the school or college for ill-equipping students for the job market or do we blame businesses for not helping them gain the experience they need to be successful employees? I would like to know how people who voice these heartbreaking statements received their jobs. They didn’t start at the top. Didn’t someone take a chance on them? Maybe over the years they just forgot what starting out in their career was like. When we are lucrative, it is easy to forget what it was like when were penniless.

My Christmas wishes goes out to all people rich or impoverished, debt downers or frugalists, because it’s not about how much money you have , the lavishness of the gifts you give or get, or the size of the feast. It’s about the love we share with others, the sacrifices we make to see loved ones happy, and thankfulness we feel in our hearts. So, the next time you pass someone on the street, remember to smile and share the joy in your heart because that person just may need some of your Christmas spirit to ease the hardships of life and help make their season a bit brighter.

~ Truly Blessed ~