24 Dec Christmastime Should be Everytime
This time of year presents many opportunities to give of ourselves in ways that help so many that are less fortunate, as well as making time for family and friends who fill our homes with love, good cheer and gratitude, helping us to discover, once again, all of the things that we at times take for granted.
Christmastime often helps us to help others, by volunteering our time to the homeless or those in need. We find ourselves reaching out to people we wouldn’t normally communicate with, only because this time of year opens our hearts up just a little bit more than usual.
I often wonder why any other day of the year should be so different?
Could it be that the true meaning of the season magically appears in each of us, compelling one another to give and be more compassionate? Or is it just that Christmas, with its lights and decorations, cookies and eggnog makes us, even for a moment, a better person?
Regardless of how it happens, it is more evident all around us. People are nicer, greeting each other with “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays”, giving bigger tips to those that are serving them, bringing neighbors homemade cookies and candies, jars of jellies and baskets of fruit. Think about how amazing our communities would be if this kind of behavior happened all the time!
This year, I have had the amazing opportunity of experiencing the “magic” that Christmas brings, on more than one occasion, and it happened outside of the traditional 35 days between Thanksgiving and New Years Day!
Since working on our American Ruckus series, I have met some fantastic people who are true supporters of what we are trying to achieve. They inspire me to be that better person. Adam Sandoval from Scootin’ America has shown me that you don’t have to own or possess material things to be rich. Jim and Kenny Gowan from Loomis Basin Brew Company reminded me that making time for family and friends should happen everyday. My team at American Ruckus has taught me that it is possible to experience love and devotion on a whole other level. All of these experiences also mimic the magic and joy of the holiday season, at least for me.
Sometimes when we look hard enough, we should be able see the good in people every day, and recognize the time and dedication that devoted to making the world a better place to live in. These are the individuals that American Ruckus celebrates, and we can’t wait to share all of their stories with you when we launch our new show this spring.
We can change the world together, with those who want to change it.
May the true meaning of this Holiday Season fill your heart and home with many blessings, and bring many happy Christmas memories and joy to you and your family.
From all of us at American Ruckus, Merry Christmas!
Christopher Watson – Creator and Host of American Ruckus