Not everyone celebrates Christmas.
That is what makes this world great – we are not all the same.
Our diversity makes us strong. One Turkish restaurant in London, Shish, has embraced the holiday spirit even though they don’t celebrate Christmas.
The restaurant’s owner, Hasan Masud, put out a sign that has gone viral.
On Christmas day, they are offering a free three-course meal to any homeless or elderly person.
The sign says that no one will eat alone on Christmas day, they are there to sit with people.
The menu is listed on the sign, and it sounds delicious!
When asked about why he put up the sign, Masud, said that he just wanted to help.
He said that there are a lot of people who are alone on Christmas.
He wanted them not to be alone, but to come to his restaurant and have a good meal and some fun.
The original sign was handwritten, Shish has now replaced that sign with a printed version.
No matter what the sign looks like the intent behind it is powerful.
The holiday season shouldn’t be about finding the perfect gift and cooking the best meal.
It should be about giving and sharing or yourself to others.
The next time you are at the grocery store, consider buying a few extra cans of food and donating them to a local shelter or church.
Drop a toy into the Toys for Tots bin. Volunteer your time and give this holiday – it will make you feel good!
Share away, people!