Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas & Peace on Earth


This Christmas, as we sit down to celebrate with family and friends...have a thought for those less fortunate than we are - abandoned children - the lonely elderly -  the severely disabled or those that are sick...


Last weekend, I had a chance to join in the celebrations at the Welcome Community Home in Batu Arang, an after care home for those diagnosed with HIV. Run by the Catholic Welfare Services, I joined my friend HK who had tirelessly arranged for Christmas presents for the party for her church. Other homes around the Rawang area also joined the celebrations. Some occupants are Myanmar migrants with small kids in tow.


What joy to see those happy faces when they got their cupcakes and cake pops (those cutesy fudgey cake balls on a stick). No matter how old they were, faces lit up with that sweet treat.


A service was held before the festivities to give thanks followed by lunch. A young group from the church entertained everyone with their Christmas carols and happy music that got our feet tapping away.


Everyone walked away with something and the kids were the happiest especially when the soft toys came out from a bag. Poignant moments indeed - a little Myanmar girl hugging and kissing her teddy bear tenderly - one HIV patient clutching on to his cake pop like its the most precious thing on earth. 


This Christmas, let us reach deep into our hearts and spread the love all around. Just a small gesture of kindness to anyone will touch their heart.

Merry Christmas & peace on earth.

19 comments:

Three-Cookies said...

Good work.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I wish 2011 brings lots of happiness, peace and prosperity, and good eating of course:)

Take care

boo_licious said...

Merry Xmas Three-Cookies! Have a good holiday with your family and Happy New Year!

Michelle Chin said...

Happy Christmas and Happy New Year! I wish you and your family happy and healthy. :)

Chaokar said...

Merry Christmas to you too !
this is a very nice post. !!

boo_licious said...

Merry Xmas Michelle and family.

Chaokar, have a wonderful Christmas celebration.

Sasmita said...

you are doing a nice job! this is the true meaning of Christmas! go on!

hApPy HaPpY said...

Merry Xmas & A Happy New Year

babe_kl said...

Have a blessed Christmas and a wonderfully delicious new year ahead!

Life for Beginners said...

Blessed work, blessed hearts. :)

May you and your loved ones have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year, my dear.

Hugs from Devil & Kenny.

boo_licious said...

Have a great Xmas Sasmita. Spread the love.

Merry Xmas Sin Tai Lim & family. Enjoy the holiday season.

Thanks Babe. Have a great time too. See you next year.

Thanks Kenny. Have a great holiday time.

ai wei said...

happie happie xmas :)

NekoHime said...

Hi Boo! Meri kurismasu to you and your family as well :)

boo_licious said...

Merry Xmas Ai Wei! Here's to more mille crepe times.

NekoHime - glad to see you're back in KL. Merry Xmas and have a great holiday.

qwazymonkey said...

Bless you and HK. This post just warms the heart. Thanks for spreading joy, hope and love to a world in need. It's people like you that makes the world seems a little less harsh to live in.

Cheers and have a good one.

Patzie said...

happy holiday and bless you for the good heart :)

J said...

Oh no - I'm late!
Well, hope you had a fantabulous Christmas.... :)

eiling lim said...

merry xmas and a happy new year. wishing you all the best and peace as always!

Julian Si said...

Beautiful and poignant write-up, merry and blesse christmas!

Hugs from the Middle East!!

boo_licious said...

Merry Belated Xmas Monkey. Yes, HK is truly the fairy godmother as the kids went wild when she distributed the pressies.

Merry Xmas Patzie. Have a good holiday season.

Hugs J, hope u had a good time too. Remember to share that Pinot Noir next time with us?

Eiling - my 2011 NY resolution is to meet up with you! Have a delicious (and alcoholic) holiday season.

*waves at Julian, Louise and baby Vera* - thxs for the well wishes and I love how the whole family is celebrating in the Middle East.

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