This afternoon, Katie A & I played and sang songs (Christmas hits included), for kids with cancer at a hospital in Riverside, California. One little boy we met, Isaiah, gets to go home tomorrow; his most recent scans came back completely cancer-free. When he was admitted in August, they discovered stage-4 cancer, it then spread to his bones. For now, it's gone, and he'll spend Christmas at home with his family.
Most of the rest of the kids aren't as lucky as Isaiah. They'll spend their Xmas morning opening presents in a hospital bed.
Despite that, I heard a lot of kids singing, a lot of laughing and a lot of clapping and cheering for our renditions of Jingle Bells and Rudolph.....
One thing I didn't hear ONCE was a complaint of ANY kind. None of them cried, none of them whined, nobody seemed upset or bored. They all thanked us and smiled and were grateful.
Whatever you're dealing with, I'm pretty positive it's nowhere NEAR what these kids face on an hourly basis. Stop complaining, be grateful, be POSITIVE and spread that around. If someone needs reminding....REMIND THEM!