Holiday Thoughts For A Smaller World

Holiday Flowers

I have a Google Alert set up for the word “Redland.” It lets me know when something about “Redland” hits the web.

This morning it alerted me to this story. It’s a tragic story about a 13 year old boy who lost his 5 year old brother, mother and grandma to a house fire in Maryland. (Redland Middle School was mentioned in the story…that set of my Google alert)

As a blogger, I stay in touch with bloggers throughout the country. Upon reading the story, I emailed my buddy Bob Carney to ask if this was anywhere near him. It turns out the tragic incident happened only miles from him.

Our world is getting smaller because of technology. I hear about things happening here and there and I immediately think of blogging friends I have in those places.

As my heart broke for this boy I thought I’d pass the story along. Maybe just one person will read it because of me and decide to donate to his cause. Details on how to donate are the bottom of the link to the story above. Here it is again anyway.

I have a 13 year old nephew. I have a 13 year old daughter. I know the insecurities that plague the passing of childhood and the transition to adulthood. Add to that this horrific incident and I cannot imagine what this poor boy is going through!

As you plan your holidays and get caught up in the hustle and bustle of them, won’t you stop to think about the LOVE that is behind it all? It is my sincere wish that you will show some of that love to this child this Christmas.

Don’t underestimate the power of a single good deed.

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