I’m not a religious man, in fact I stopped believing in fairy stories in May 1986 when Albert Kidd scored 2 for Dundee and Hearts lost the league on goal difference to Celtic. I was on the old terrace at Dundee that day and it never leaves me. I think about it at least once a day. That’s when my faith stopped. Praying doesn’t work. For me anyway.
If you do have faith, then think about this. We live in troubled times. Poverty is real in Scotland and the United Kingdom. People homeless of all ages, old age pensioners travelling on buses with their bus pass to get a heat as they can’t afford to heat their homes, lines of credit being stopped due to ideology rather than need. This isn’t a political rant either as I’m never voting again, it just encourages them (as someone more famous than I reportedly said). My wife and I will not be sending Christmas Cards this year as we will be donating the £80 to Social Bite in Edinburgh to pay for someone’s lunch on a day when no-one should be alone or hungry. If someone in your street/scheme/avenue/crescent are alone then pay them a visit with gifts or even better invite them for Christmas lunch. What’s another plate of food and a few drams when you’ve probably made them happy???
Or another favourite of mine here:
Merry Christmas Elvis, wherever you are. Thanks to all clients and suppliers for their help this year. See you on the other side.