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Good King Wenceslas December 22, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Music & Dance, People.
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Every year, women in Random Lake, Wisconsin, ensure that every child in town receives at least one gift at Christmas. 

The women hold a holiday potluck, bringing a dish to share for dinner AND a toy or article of clothing for a needy child.  After dinner, they deliver the gifts collected during the toy drive.

One of my favorite yuletide carols, Good King Wenceslas, speaks of the heart-felt warmth we receive when we give the gift of holiday cheer to others.

Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the feast of Stephen
When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even
Brightly shone the moon that night, tho’ the frost was cruel
When a poor man came in sight, gathering winter fuel

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In his master’s step he trod, where the snow lay dinted
Heat was in the very sod, which the saint had printed
Therefore, Christian men, be sure, wealth or rank possessing
Ye who now will bless the poor shall yourselves find blessing.

Other ideas to spread good cheer:  visit a nursing home, volunteer at a soup kitchen or food bank, drop off clothes at a battered women’s shelter.

For a delightful and FUN video ~ Gratitude and the Dance (Love is the Answer)