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Rambling Rose: The Gift of Giving

12/2/2016, 6 a.m.
This is the season of giving— not that giving isn’t the right thing to do all year around, but from ...
Inside View Band is performing at the Corinthians on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7 p.m. hosted by “Ms. Tee,” “Ms. Robin,” “Mr. Fingers” and “Ms. Ivory.” A portion of the proceeds will benefit Carlos Hutchins “Toys for Disadvantaged Families Program. Courtesy Photo

— Hello my dear friends, this is the season of giving— not that giving isn’t the right thing to do all year around, but from Thanksgiving through Christmas, we are charged to give in abundance.

It’s the time of the year when we should be thankful for being above ground. So many of our family members and friends didn’t make it. This is the time of the year that we should be grateful for what we have. There are so many people who don’t even have a roof over their heads or know where their next meal will come from.

There are so many people lying in hospitals and nursing homes sick with diseases and illness unable to feed or dress themselves or have the strength to pray. So, if you are one of those people always crying and complaining “woe is me” because you have a headache or your arthritis is flaring up or are upset because you don’t have the money to get a new kitchen set— just get over it. Honestly, you have nothing to complain about.

Just remember there are so many people out there so much worse off than you! Thank God for what you have!

This is why I appreciate people, organizations and foundations such as the Bea Gaddy Foundation who feed the less fortunate at holiday time; Carlos Hutchins of CH Productions, who raises funds for children; Charm City Jazz, fundraises for the homeless; and Lou Fields, Bilal Ali, Trinity Chapter No. 5 of the Eastern Stars give to the needy. I know of many other organizations and individuals that give back to the community during this time of the year. “Rambling Rose” sees and hears about you, and I thank you for your service to others.

Hopefully, all who read my column will contribute by going out and supporting the events and the people you read about and in my column every week. It is not always about jumping up and down and having fun. Sometimes all it’s about is helping others by purchasing a ticket.

Well folks, I am out of space, enjoy your week and remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.