WDAM Viewpoint- 'Tis the season to give

You have often heard us express our pride in the fact that Mississippi—despite being the poorest state in the Union—is always at the top of the list when it comes to charitable giving.  We are a generous and helping people.  At this time of year, especially given the economic woes our nation has been facing for several years now, there are a lot of people in need.  That is particularly sad this time of year.  After all, 'tis the season for giving.  And many don't have the means to give.  In fact many are in dire need.  Doctors and councilors tell us that more people are depressed during the holiday season than any other.  The reasons are many and valid.  However, I can't think of anything more effective in making one feel better than to give to someone less fortunate.  And regardless of your circumstances in life—you can always find someone less fortunate.  Maybe all you can give is a visit to a shut-in or someone who is just lonely.  Maybe you can write a check to a charity, church or synagogue that specializes in helping those in need.  Perhaps you can deliver a much needed meal…or buy toys for children who wouldn't otherwise have any.  Regardless…we urge you to give of what you have.  In doing so, you will be blessed…for the One whose birthday we celebrate said that "It is more blessed to give than to receive".  And He would never steer you wrong.  Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, and a wonderful New Year from all of your friends at WDAM.  I'm Jim Cameron and that's today's Viewpoint.