A Random Act of Culture We Will Never Forget

Hello Boomers,

This Thanksgiving may be difficult for many as our economy continues to slash jobs, as unemployment compensation dries up for those out of work the longest, and as prospective employers remain skittish about adding staff.

Surveys indicate that many will spend even less this holiday season as they struggle to make ends meet.  And that may make some feel even worse as they cannot give what they think they should be able to give to their families.

But there are many ways to give to others.  Ways that don’t cost much.  Ways that don’t cost anything. 

A hug.  A smile.  A kind word.  An act of kindness.  Even a random act of culture which is what happened at Macy’s in Philadelphia when many area groups converged to provide a reminder of “the reason for the season”.

This “event” is one of the most beautiful things we have ever witnessed.  It certainly puts “giving” in perspective. 

Watch the faces of the surprised and delighted shoppers as the many talented and enthusiastic singers give a performance that inspires. 

Watch as the shoppers, busy seeking material goods suspend their search to watch, to listen, and to experience the spiritual good.  

See if it doesn’t make you feel better too.  And thanks to Macy’s for letting this cultural and spiritual gift take center stage for a while during one shopping day before Christmas.


2 Responses to “A Random Act of Culture We Will Never Forget”

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  2. LoveBeingRetired Says:

    Nice story – its really not about what’s inside the wrapped box but what is inside the person who wrapped the box. We all have so much to share with each other beyond monetary and material. It is nice that the Holiday Season makes us a bit more in tune with giving from the heart as we fight the media blitz and pressures to buy…buy…buy!

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