Are you a Holiday Angel? Do you have the Holiday Spirit living in you?
I have the Holiday Spirit living in me every day but it is extra bright this time of the year. During the holidays, I strive to give more and to make more of a difference. The reason? It’s not because I have to or that it is expected of me. I do it because my heart calls me to do something, to be the Light, to be someone’s angel. Whether it is donating money, time, food, and clothing or even smiling to everyone you meet, it all makes a difference.
I am a huge fan of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and have all of their music! Four years ago, I heard a song that made me stop and listen. It speaks a simple message of helping your fellow people and this is the message I’d like to share with you today. Listen to it below and let the song light up your heart!
Old City Bar – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
In an old city bar that is never too far From the places that gather the dreams that have been
In the safety of night With its old neon light It beckons to strangers and they always come in
And the snow it was falling the neon was calling the music was low and the night Christmas Eve
And here was the danger that even with strangers Inside of this night it’s easier to believe
Then the door opened wide and a child came inside that no one in the bar had seen there before
And he asked did we know that outside in the snow that someone was lost Standing outside our door
Then the bartender gazed through the smoke and the haze through the window and ice to a corner streetlight
Where standing alone by a broken pay phone was a girl the child said could no longer get home
And the snow it was falling the neon was calling the bartender turned and said, not that I care
But how would you know this? The child said I’ve noticed if one could be home they’d be all ready there
Then the bartender came out from behind the bar and in all of his life he was never that far and he did something else that he thought no one saw when he took all the cash from the register draw
Then he followed the child to the girl cross the street And we watched from the bar as they started to speak Then he called for a cab and he said J.F.K. Put the girl in the cab and the cab drove away And we saw in his hand That the cash was all gone From the light that she had wished upon
If you want to arrange it this world you can change it If we could somehow make this Christmas thing last
By helping a neighbor or even a stranger and to know who needs help you need only just ask
Then he looked for the child but the child wasn’t there just the wind and the snow waltzing dreams through the air
So he walked back inside somehow different I think for the rest of the night No one paid for a drink
And the cynics will say that some neighborhood kid Wandered in on some bums in the world where they hid
But they weren’t there so they couldn’t see by an old neon star on that night, Christmas Eve
When the snow it was falling the neon was calling and in case you should wonder In case you should care why we’re on our own Never went home on that night of all nights we were already there.
This week, be someone’s Holiday Angel and by giving of yourself you will be spreading the Light!!!
*** This is the last Inspirational Thought of 2016. I hope my thoughts have inspired you this year and I look forward to seeing you in 2017. ***