Helping others should come naturally. It does not have to be broadcasted like you are showing off your kindness. After all, what you are after is to help those who are in need. And while being kind and helpful to others, you should never expect for something in return, or for praises from others.
Compared to other months, December or Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. And the Christmas season is just around the corner. In fact, by this time, we already see Christmas decors in homes, stores, and other establishments.
People dressed as Santa Claus are also everywhere. And sometimes, you can find them at different hospitals. What they want is to put smiles on people’s faces, especially children. They give early Christmas gifts to kids and also lighten up the day of those that are not doing well. And amid this COVID-19 pandemic, celebrating the holidays might be a little different than what we were used to. That is why it is heartwarming to hear stories of how people go above and beyond to make others happy, like this Santa Claus at a hospital.
A Santa Claus picture taken by a Texas woman became one of the most powerful moments online.
Mariana Whitley Tumlinson from Brownsville, Texas works at the Valley Regional Medical Center. When this Santa Claus visited to give gifts to the patients and wishes for them to get well soon and win the battle against the illnesses that they are suffering from. But she did not expect this Santa to do what he did next.
Before leaving, Santa wanted to go to the hospital’s chapel. He even asked Tumlinson if he could pray for the children, and of course, she gladly agreed. And Tumlinson was caught off guard when she saw him kneeling in front of a Jesus portrait, praying. And this truly touched her heart.
She felt that this is one of those moments that deserve to be shared with the public. So she posted this moving photo on Facebook with this caption: “I didn’t walk in with him right away but when I did I was so moved by this image I had to capture it. What a great reminder of the reason for the season.”
It is a known fact that for anyone, hospitals can be depressing. Patients will not be here if they are not sick. They need to stay because of their health conditions and also because they needed medical help.
That is why it is heartwarming to learn that someone out there is praying for your recovery and for you to have a good life. And what makes it all special, is if this person who is praying for you is a total stranger.
What this Santa Claus did should remind us that caring and showing kindness to others is important. Prayer is powerful and this should be one of the major weapons to use while battling with the unknown, especially these days as we fight to end COVID-19.
We should not only pray for ourselves but most importantly for others who need them the most. Christmas is the season of giving. His birth symbolizes love and hope for the entire humanity. But remember, that every day should feel like Christmas.