At this time of year when budgets have been spent, work is either crazy busy or a little slow, weather doesn’t cooperate with parking lot repairs, and stress levels are up……..we need to sit back and reflect on our many blessings. So many of us get so wrapped up in the buying of gifts, outdoing the Jones’s, and decorating and planning for parties, that we forget what this season is really all about.
We should reflect on what we have, what we have been blessed with. Be thankful we have our health, our jobs, our families, a place to live, and our homes. There are those less fortunate than us and are in need of toys for gifts, food for their Christmas dinners. Please take time to drop off a toy at a location collecting for Toys for Tots or a local church that is collecting for families in need. Food banks are low at this time of year (thus the Channel 13 Food Drive every year in December) and they try to give families baskets for Christmas dinners. Remember to donate at collecting locations. Some of your grocery stores have bags you may purchase and they will make sure they get to a family in need.
So in this season of giving, reflecting, and giving thanks, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and safe holidays. Let’s start the new year with a positive note and be thankful for all we have.