Exactly, the True Spirit of Christmas.
A Muslim-owned restaurant in London is offering a three-course meal to homeless and elderly people on Christmas Day so that “no one eats alone”.
Shish Restaurant, in Sidcup, is asking local residents to spread the word of its offer and has put up posters saying “We are here to sit with you” on 25 December.
The restaurant urged people to share its plan through social media – where the initiative was widely praised.
Vicky Lanfear wrote on Facebook:
“This is the most selfless gesture I have ever seen and they should be recognised as a pillar of the community.”
Suzannah Harris added:
“What a lovely gesture; a restaurant that gives something back instead of merely seeing Xmas as a time to cash in. Will definitely visit in the new year if ever in the area.”
Linda Leach wrote:
“There is still kindness in this world. Amazing people.”
The FREE three-course…
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Unfortunately this is a fact of life for many people, such as yourself, as in certain circumstanses you will be taken advantage of and for granted by some others. While not all persons will do this, as you have experienced, some will and there is no way of knowing who will until you experience it.
It is easy to say, do not let this get you down, but you do have to consider yourself, so always be wary of others.
There are many ways to communicate and some being by showing kindness and understanding .
Also life can be cruel, however comforting and being kind and understanding can be ever lasting expressions.
I was kinda a loner myself but it’s easy when it’s by choice.
He sat alone at lunch , and I didn’t have anyone to sit with so I just quietly ate with him every day.
I soon noticed he was in a lot of my classes and I started just sitting with him. When he thought no one was looking he would smile at jokes or start to doodle , but as soon as he knew someone was watching he would go blank.
Naturally, kids started picking on him a little, trying to get him to talk or asking him why he never spoke. None of it seemed to phase him and he would just shrug or smile.
But what really got me mad was when the teachers would draw attention to him . when they would call roll they would pause at him sometimes and poke fun at…
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Some suggestions to follow that will help being a friend.
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Keys to Happiness, an anthology of articles published in 1954.
Most of us want to be helpful when grief strikes a friend, but often we don’t know how. We may end up doing nothing because we don’t know the right — and helpful — things to say and do. Because that was my own experience recently, I resolved to gather pointers which might be useful to others as well as myself.
Ministers, priests, and rabbis deal with such situations every day. I went to scores of them, of all faiths, in all parts of the country.
Here are some specific suggestions they made:
1. Don’t try to “buck them up.”
This surprised me when the Rev. Arthur E. Wilson of Providence, RI mentioned it. But the others concurred. It only makes your friend feel worse when you say, “Come now…
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