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Butch Dean is a philospher and a poet.
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Butch is married and is a retired registered nurse. He graduated from Pontiac Township High School in 1959. Butch has recently discovered writing, then blogging, and is now hooked. His email address is butchdeanil@gmail.com.
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Dec. 10, 2012 8:56 a.m.



In every community, there needs to be a sense of caring, one for the other. It is easy to talk about and easy to practice when the Christmas Season rolls around.

What about the rest of the year; what if every day was like Christmas? It is not that we would be singing Christmas carols or putting up trees, but we would be sharing the joy and the love that we share at Christmas.

Greeting someone and making eye contact has diminished over the years. Most seem to be on a mission with no time to notice another…unless, of course, they get in the way. Then, my oh my, do they get noticed.

The world hasn’t been the same since the 15 cent hamburger and “fast food” restaurants. The slower pace of living has been run over by an “instant” and “hurry up” atmosphere. Time to visit someone is no longer part of the modern daytimer.

The electronic world has increased communication possibilities, but at the price of “hands off” contact. No longer is the time taken to “care enough to send the very best”. The handwritten letter has given way to an electronic text or email.

These advances in technology have come with the high price of decreasing the human touch. When is the last time you walked by a stranger, smiled and said “Good Morning” or “Hi! How are you doing?” Even just a smile and a nod could make a difference; more than you will ever know.

Enjoy this Christmas season wishing everyone you meet a “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”, but don’t use it all up; save some for the coming year. You may not wish someone a Merry Christmas, but if you continue to say “hello” to those you meet; if you only smile and nod, then you will be helping that Happy New Year to be exactly that; a time of human connection and caring. “God Bless Us, Everyone.”

 

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