The Season Ahead: A Mixture of Prospects

This post has been prompted by the ‘100 Word Challenge’ here, where you will also find a list of links to other responses. The brief is simply to write 104 words, including the phrase shown in bold below.

Another year is hurtling towards its end; and winter will bring all kinds of things to all kinds of people. To the more affluent, it will provide the opportunity to dress up in the season’s latest fashions, to give lavish Christmas presents to their families and each other, and to defy the climate with merry-making; wardrobes and drinks cabinets alike will be replete. But for many others, the picture may be very different; Winter can be a time of worry and hardship. As the ‘season of goodwill’ draws close, let’s remember those who will repay us in the beautiful currency of love and smiles…

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12 Responses to The Season Ahead: A Mixture of Prospects

  1. A timely reminder. Thank you.

  2. Lisa says:

    Wow. So touching and so true.

  3. Lovely, interpretation, and so very true!

  4. Sally says:

    I like the ‘currency of love and smiles.’ We should all remember that.

  5. brudberg says:

    Very sound advice šŸ™‚

  6. Delft says:

    We should certainly think of those less fortunate. And, of course, take the opportunity to appreciate what we do have, material and otherwise.

  7. Nat says:

    You post makes you think and makes you thankful for what you have… Let’s not forget the less fortunate…

  8. Important reminder. Thank you for that.

  9. very poignant reminder, makes me grateful for what I have

  10. lorrainefort says:

    I like the line “the beautiful currency of love and smiles.” Well thought. šŸ™‚

  11. This is the second one I have read this week which acts as a reminder to be grateful for what we have…So true.

  12. And a bluntly honest reminder of those to all stages in life that there are those less fortunate. Very touching indeed.

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