No one is less in this world who lightens the burdens of another. – Charles Dickens
The message from A Christmas Carol is delivered by the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Ebenezer Scrooge’s selfish, greedy behavior has become a portrait of the dangers of the holiday season. The old miser, who thinks only of himself and his own holdings, is the antithesis of our desired behaviors.
As Dickens reminds us, the spirit of the season is about sharing the blessings we have accumulated in life. It’s about the kindness, generosity, and compassion that embody the true spirit of this season. Be thankful for the blessings received and generous with the gifts that you give. Lighten the burden of another; you will make the world a better place.