Christmas 2011

Posted on 23 Dec ’11 by Earl

Earl Moore Photography
A hug from Santa -- Never too old

“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” ~ Washington Irving

There are so many who are struggling with everyday necessities during these hard times. There’s always time for a bit of kindness and cheer, be it a visit or hug from Santa Claus or a random act of kindness by a stranger.

Earl Moore Photography
You're Santa

Be that kind stranger.

Merry Christmas from Meandering Passage!




What Others Are Saying

  1. Paul Maxim 23 Dec ’11 at 9:58 am

    Yes, even my cynical heart was warmed this morning by a story on NBC’s Today show. It seems that there are a number of good-hearted people out there who are anonymously going to different stores and paying off the layaway charges of customers that they don’t even know. One of those customers said that the $80 they saved could now be used to buy a ham for Christmas dinner. Amazing. Maybe there’s hope for us after all.

    • Earl 23 Dec ’11 at 10:30 pm

      Paul, there are some good folks out there but it’s often hard to keep focus on them with all the other disheartening events these days. I try to be positive but sometimes/often I get dragged down into the muck. I do believe there’s always hope, always a chance for things to be better and that one person can make a different on some scale.

      I’ve saw a couple of those “layaway angel” stories today. :-)

  2. Monte Stevens 23 Dec ’11 at 3:19 pm

    Right on, Earl! and, Merry Christmas to you and Bonnie!

    • Earl 23 Dec ’11 at 10:30 pm

      Thank-you, Monte and Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Ove 23 Dec ’11 at 5:57 pm

    Lovely images, I especially love the first one, ‘never too old’. There’s still hope for us, then. Have a great Holiday, Earl!

    • Earl 23 Dec ’11 at 10:32 pm

      Ove, thanks! Maybe sometimes nothing else…but always hope. ;-)

      May you and your friends and family have a wonderful holiday as well!

  4. ken bello 23 Dec ’11 at 11:17 pm

    We should all be that kind stranger all year. Merry Christmas, Earl.

    • Earl 24 Dec ’11 at 12:29 am

      Ken, no argument on that. Best wishes to you and your family for a Merry Christmas.

  5. Don 24 Dec ’11 at 12:14 pm

    You’ve sent us a fine message with an excellent suggestion. May that special spirit continue on into the new year.

  6. NR | ExPlanet 26 Dec ’11 at 10:02 am

    Lovely post today Earl, Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  7. Martina Egli 29 Dec ’11 at 6:50 am

    Your photographs are full of joy and emotion – you’ve captured a lovely atmosphere, Earl!

    I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas filled with happines and bliss. For the coming year I hope that some of your dreams and hopes come true. I’m already looking forward to visit Meandering Passage in 2012 and be inspired by your great photography and interesting articles.

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