Well, with the holidays coming up quickly, one has to question what the holidays mean. There really is no wrong answer. Every person has his or her own opinion as to what the holidays really mean. For some, the holidays is a matter of religion, while for others, the idea is one of family. For some, the holidays are all about being with friends and sharing in the togetherness of the season.
What I like to do is remember those who may not have family or friends who can visit them. These people are most often the elderly or infirmed. They often find themselves alone during the holidays. They do not ask for presents or anything, just the joy of having someone sit with them for a little bit.
Another one of my favorite holiday experiences is the serving of the poor. Over the years I have found that the gift of serving others at the soup kitchens is one of the best gifts that that I can give myself and others. Just a few hours of my time can help to bring comfort and joy to those who otherwise would not have it.
Yes, I do love to hang out my friends and family. I find it rewarding to have those I love around me. I love my time with them, and the presents are great too. It is a great thing to enjoy the family and friends. The turkey is really good too. However, I will never forget that there are some that do not have these blessings. I can hope that those reading this never forget either.