From the bottom of my heart, I hope that every child is happy on Christmas morning.
However, I cannot understand why ANY child would NOT receive at least a modest gift from parents or guardians.
A goodly portion of our incomes are being confiscated by the US, state, and local tax collectors, of which the major portion goes to fund direct payments to people who are poor, unemployed, disabled, or elderly. My town is awash with charities also collecting to give food and clothing to those same people. Our school systems are providing meals and snacks 3 to 5 times a day to most, if not all, of these same groups. PEOPLE, WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING?
iPods, cell phones, dope, booze, hoodies, more dope, McFries...
What poor children need more than anything is better parents; if they had them, very few would go without most of their needs and quite a few wants fulfilled. Unfortunately, that’s not something any charity can provide.
And that is my reply to anyone who always wants me to do charitable events like Toys for Tots. Plus when you see it on the news here it is ALWAYS melanin enhanced individuals who are on the receiving end. They get enough of my money.
I know what you mean. There have been several times in my life that we could have qualified for free lunches, food stamps...whatever. As long as we weren’t actually starving I never would have thought of it.
My kids wore fake name-brand clothing that I made for them, sometimes I even asked others for their old tags from things and sewed them in. Christmas was always great, I made sure it was and my children didn’t even have a clue that times were tough.
One time my son heard my husband and I talking very seriously about money and came to me later and asked if we were poor. I told him “Heck, no, we’re just broke.” I explained to him the difference, our position was just temporary and we were working hard to fix it, poor is when you see no way out or seek no way out.
Poor is when you constantly have your hand out expecting someone to fill it. Poor is when someone else buys your children Christmas presents. Poor is when you expect the government to support you. And finally, poor is when seek nothing better for yourself or you children.
“However, I cannot understand why ANY child would NOT receive at least a modest gift from parents or guardians.”
Mostly because many of these children do not have “parents” and the kids are looked at only as a meal ticket. How many single “units”(I can’t bring myself to call it a parent) have you seen out there with their hair colored and coifed, nails done, free phone and driving vehicles much newer than ours?