Because im on vacay, the only way i hear about our radio show is through someone I see while i'm out somewhere.
One listener told me he had to turn the radio off because all he heard was people begging for things for Christmas. He said he was yelling at his radio and finally turned it off.
His problem was that families were writing in about not having enough money to buy things for the kids for Christmas.
His question was, "who caused the kids not to have presents"...his answer was, their parents. He went on to tell me that when he was a child, he doesnt remember getting something every Christmas. He just learned that if they didnt have...they didnt get. It wasn't anyone elses problem that his parents couldnt provide.
He said one year he did help out a family who was featured on Lokahi Tree on channel 2. when he went to deliver the presents, he saw an SUV in the driveway and asked whose car that was and the parents told him that it was their car. From that point on he was soured at the whole sob Christmas stories.
What is your feeling about this. Do you believe that kids should learn, if you don't have, you don't get, or should they not be punished for their parents inability to provide.
While recieving an award last week, Manti Te'o told a story about he and his father pulled up to a stop sign and seeing a man holding a sign that said please help, need food. He asked his dad why the man was doing that, and his dad said, God put those people there to see if people like us would give.
Merry Kalilimaka and a Mele Christmas