The Christmas season, as we all know it, is rushing from department store to department store, decking the Christmas tree, hanging wreaths, visiting family and friends, entertaining guests, cooking, cleaning, and for those of us who have children, this list is punctuated with that extra determination to provide them with the “right” gifts. Those “right” gifts that we hope on Christmas morning will elicit that glow on their faces accompanied by an explosion of happiness.
Though we may be overjoyed each year at a child’s reaction to the excitement of opening gifts on Christmas morning, we think all parents should be reminded of a continual commitment to provide our offspring with the wherewithal to live a full and happy life. The title tune from the motion picture “The Greatest,” sung by George Benson and written by Linda Creed and Michael Masser, seems most appropriate to what we, as parents, should consider most important: “I believe the children are the future; teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride, to make it easier; let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be … .”*
On behalf of the ROUTES family, I extend Best Wishes for this holiday season.
*The Greatest Love of All” Copyright 1977 Columbia Pictures Music Corp. Colgems EMI Music. Inc. and Screen Gems-EM/ Music, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.