Christmas in Oklahoma

We are now in the beginning of Thanksgiving Week, Christmas decorations have been in the stores since before Halloween.

The commercialization of this holiday has increased, I have watched this creep earlier each year. I had some neighbors go from Halloween yard decorations to Christmas over night.

I used to leave my lights up Year Round, but when the needed replacement I haven’t climbed a ladder to put up new ones. I had removed the old ones when I painted the trim a few years ago. I have switched to yard decorations and wait to put them up until the weekend after Thanksgiving.

It was below freezing this past weekend but will be warmer this week.

In Oklahoma, we have neighborhoods that decorate with beautiful displays. It is wonderful to take a short drive to view. Now different cities do a Festival of Lights.

Here in Midwest City ours is done by the City but takes Donations to cover the expenses. No taxpayer dollars. The different displays are sponsored by companies, organizations and individuals. It has become quite a site. Gets bigger each year.

Oklahoma, the heartland, knows how to celebrate the Holidays. We may not have a big  Thanksgiving Day parade with Huge balloons, not a good Idea when ‘the wind comes sweeping down the plains. But we do have many Dinners to feed the Homeless. Many churches offer a meal to any and all for free. The same at Christmas, Shelters and different organizations attempt to make sure the homeless and the poor and needy have a Christmas both presents and dinner. We are a charitable state.

Ask yourself “how can I help those in need?” Then do it. Become a volunteer, Be a Bell Ringer for The Salvation Army, Work with your Church, Work with a Homeless shelter.  You will feel better and  those that you help will thank you. a true Win / Win.

from our family to yours, Happy Thanks giving and a very Merry Christmas!

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Mark

I am a child of God. I may not be perfect, I have many faults, but who doesn't. I served in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and am still proud of my country. I continued in the medical field when I was Honorably Discharged and have worked as a Nurse until I could no longer practice in 2010 due to health reasons. In 1987, I married my lovely wife Naomi and in 1997, God blessed us with a Son. Both are what I have tried to provide for and make sure that they have everything they need. I have done many other things in my life to make money on the side, but I never did learn the basic and most important steps of being a true Entrepreneur. I believe myself to be an Entrepreneur and know I have discovered the secret to success. It is not overnight and not a "get rich quick" deal. The truth is there is no "get rich quick". I have started on the path to true freedom, if this interest you come join me and we will travel the path to success together.