My Christmas wish list

131224_huffEditor’s note: The following was adapted by Meg Huff, a member of the Rotary Club of Bloomfield, New York, USA, from a poem appearing in the Dear Abby advice column.

If you were to ask me, with the holidays drawing near,
“What would you like for Christmas; what should I get for you this year?”
If I say that I want nothing, you might get me something anyway,
So here’s a list of what I’d like, please believe me when I say:

School supplies for children, food and medicine for the poor,
Clean water for a village, and I ask a little more….
Perform good deeds and let me know, or volunteer your time,
These things are worth a fortune, and they won’t cost you one dime.

I’ve got too many things already, C.D.’s, tools, and clocks,
My closet’s full of fashion “must haves,” sweaters, scarves, and socks.
Candy is so fattening, and grilling gadgets – I have twenty!
I don’t need cologne or gourmet coffee – and golf clubs – I have plenty.

I’ve got no place to hang more pictures; I’ve still got books I haven’t read,
So take what you would spend on me, and help the poor instead!
Dear friends, just send me cards and notes, and tell me what you’ve done,
I’ll open them at Christmas time, and read them one by one.

It won’t cost as much for postage, as a package sent would do,
And you won’t have the hassle of the paper, tags, and glue.
And I’ll thank God you listened to what I have to say,
As together we help those in need as we journey on our way.

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5 thoughts on “My Christmas wish list

  1. I liked your comments a lot and we as the E-Club of South Africa one have done just that, in conjunctions with East Coast Radio ( that is the radio station for Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa
    we have a program called ” TOY STORY” which means donations of NEW TOYS for children in this area and in hospitals in Kwa Zulu Natal are collected and distributed.

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  4. This is really good to wish something like this…
    Let us wish that in the coming days…
    We shall try to sparkle like a pearl of happiness in the eyes with tears!!
    We shall try to bring a smile on some crying face!!
    We shall build bridges of love & peace among the mankind!!
    We shall throw away all the barriers of cast, colour & community and bring the entire globe as one community!!

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