A Christmas Story by RWB

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by R_W_B, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

    Along Christmas time all kinds of emotions run in folks. Some get real happy others get real depressed for various reasons. But mainly cause they are not happy and feel worse when so much "apparent" happiness is about everywhere during Christmas time.

    There always seems to be 2 inside voices that speak to a person's spirit. One is that voice that rambles on all time speaking this and that and demands to be heard. Then there is the other voice that stays silent unless we are ready to listen, or shut the other voice up.

    I was looking at all the nice new trucks way out of my price range and felt disappointed in my old beat up one and thought what a rough ride to get around in. Then I saw a guy thumbing a ride, I picked him up and he seemed happier than me. I let him out further down the road and he thanked me. And I didn't feel so bad about my old beat up truck. In fact I was thankful to have it.

    I was disappointed because steak has become so expensive we never buy it anymore. Then I saw some folks standing in the local shelter soup line. They were thanking the volunteer servers as they received their servings. I decided to give a small donation to the soup kitchen and then I didn't miss the steak at all.

    I felt disappointed that we did not have enough money this year to buy presents like we usually do. Then a family in the same condition told me how they were making each other presents for nearly nothing in costs but rich from the heart. Then I didn't feel so bad. I was thankful for such a great idea, especially after watching the fights on TV of folks shopping on Black Friday.

    I felt disappointed that we don't have enough money to add that back screen porch to the house we've always wanted. Then I heard about some folks who lost their jobs and their home was repossessed for back payments, and I didn't feel so bad.

    I thought for awhile, and I was talking to the voice that only talks when I listen. I said to the voice, wouldn't it be great if there was something of a great enough value that could pay the price to buy strength and peace for the soul for everyone, so that we all could not feel any need for nothing.

    The voice said back to me, well it's a little more complex than that, but think about this for starters. And I saw a vision of a certain man hanging on a cross in between two others also on a cross.

    Merry Christmas everybody. Dave
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  2. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

    Thanks for sharing Dave. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and family also!!!
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    Nice story Dave. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Merry Christmas to all!
  4. 67wizard

    67wizard Junior Member

    I thought that was really nice.
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    A lot of very worthwhile thoughts
    Whilst in the army at times i lived in some very poor conditions and on occasions had to go hungry or thirsty for extended periods whilst living in a hole in the ground that i had dug
    Now the important things in life to me are a roof over my head and food in my belly anything else is a bonus

  6. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

    Very heart warming Dave. Merry Christmas to you and your family and everyone here on HDTalking:small3d017:
  7. llharr

    llharr Member

    Merry Christmas to you Dave. We all should be thankful for what we have, nice story.
  8. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

    Thanks Dave and Merry Christmas to you as well. If all of us on this forum really thought about it, we all have it pretty good and are spoiled compared to many others on this earth. Just the fact we have Harley's and a computer to get on this forum tells me we're not wanting for much. :s JMHO
  9. speedyron

    speedyron Active Member

    There,ll be no coal in your stalking this year Dave. Glad to hear your ok after your short absence was a bit worried for you and your wife. I may not allways comment but love to read your posts. Merry Christmas man:s
  10. Trek

    Trek Junior Member

    Thanks Dave. Merry Christmas and God bless you and your family. Indeed we are a blessed people.