HO, HO, …….HUM………
Here we go again. Another Christmas season – buying expensive presents that no one needs or appreciates, stressing out over parties, decorations, and annoying relatives, quickly descending into the “Bah Humbug” mentality. Is it possible that we’ve forgotten what Christmas is really all about?
Journalist George Matthew Adams wrote, “Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years…underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.”
It’s not a contest, not a show, not a chore. It’s not something you can buy, or decorate, or eat. It shouldn’t be stressful, or expensive, or a burden. Christmas is simply love in action. It’s giving of ourselves to those in need around us. It’s reminding friends and family that they are more important than “stuff”. It’s bringing joy to others with acts of kindness.
When Dr. Seuss’ Grinch finally “got” Christmas, he thought,”maybe Christmas…. doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more”. Comedian Bob Hope summed it up – “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”
Wishing you a Meaningful and Blessed Christmas from the Guaranty State Bank & Trust Company
Plan to visit a Christmas Open House at one of our locations:
December 10 in Burr Oak
December 11 in Smith Center
December 12 in Jamestown
December 17 in Esbon
December 18 in Jewell
December 19 in Glen Elder
December 20 in Beloit
The Guaranty State Bank & Trust Co. is happy to announce the opening of our 9th location in Tipton, KS! We have purchased the Central National Bank building at 509 Main Street and will be present to begin opening new accounts on DECEMBER 9. This will be a full service bank, open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 to 3:00, and 9:00 to 4:00 on Friday. Spread the word and stop in to visit with one of our friendly staff members. We are excited to expand our banking services further south and west, and to offer the same great assistance to the residents of Tipton that our other locations enjoy!