I recently heard a story about a young man named Paul. Paul’s older brother had some good fortune and wanted to share it with Paul. So, a couple of days before Christmas he gifted Paul with a beautiful new sports car as a Christmas present. It was bright shiny red with a flashy chrome grill and sporty spoked hub caps. It was a beauty and Paul was thrilled.
On the morning of Christmas Eve Paul drove his new car to work to take care of a few last minute details before Christmas. When Paul came out of his office, a little boy in ragged clothes was walking around his shiny car admiring it. “Is this your car, mister?” he asked. Paul nodded, “My brother gave it to me for Christmas.” The boy looked astounded, “You mean your brother gave it to you, and it didn’t cost you anything? Gosh, I wish…….” He hesitated, and Paul knew what he was going to wish. He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the boy said jarred Paul all the way down to his bones. “I wish,” the boy went on, “that I could be a brother like that.” Paul was astonished.
The little boy went on to say his little brother had polio and could not walk. “Someday I’m going to give a car just like this to my brother so he can see how beautiful the world is at Christmas time,” The little fellow was not concerned about what he could get. His true focus was not really upon giving the car, but about the joy he could give to his brother.
As we go about our preparations for this Christmas season let’s remember the sweet spirit of the little ragged boy. Let’s focus on spreading joy, peace and harmony. Remember, you cannot give away what you do not have. Make a conscious effort to bring you own life into harmony. As you fill your life with joy, peace, and harmony, your world will reflect that back to you. Those around you are benefited by your positive energy which has a huge ripple effect. Your positive energy is what the world needs at this Christmas time.
As Christ said, “As ye think, so shall ye be”
For now Earlynn’s Just Sayin