I performed a few Christmas carols with my new best friend (the Uekele) down at our local Kmart this week. Hmmm..strange place for a performance? Yes.
I was there to help them officially launch the KMart Christmas Tree, where people leave presents for those who will struggle at Christmas time. I live in Foostcray (Melbourne), which is a very diverse and mulitcultural community, and so it was a lot of fun performing right in the hub of my own community and watching so many people from so many walks of life, faiths, and cultures stop to listen to the music.
This is not an ad for the Wishing tree by the way. I was happy to support this event and help out a few friends, but I'm also quite cynical and can't help but think that the biggest winners in all of this is KMart themselves, as poeple buy the gifts from their store....(clever) and so they end up selling more of their environmentally and socially unfriendly products. Oh well.
But there are plenty of ways in which we can all look out for the lonely, the poor, the marginalised this Christmas, both locally and globally.
What could we do this year to share a bit of extra love and care? Let's put our thinking caps on!
Please leave your ideas as a comment and I'll share in a different post!!