From the Editor's Computer
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Christmas truly is a magical, mythical time of year. We look forward to the Christmas season with much anticipation as we relive Christmases past and dust off our old traditions, while making new ones.
Christmas is a time of sharing and getting together with others to celebrate the warmth and goodwill of the season. It is a time of baking, singing, shopping, decorating, as well as parties and gift exchanges. It is a time when everyone tries to get along with their neighbour and everyone, especially children, is on their best behaviour.
Unfortunately, for some people, Christmas is not a season of happiness and goodwill. For some people, this will be a season of heart break and loneliness, despair and depression, sadness and grief. Families who have lost loved ones will have to find some way of observing the holiday and its traditions without a complete family unit. People struggling during these challenging financial times will have hard decisions to face and sacrifices to make. Those who are struggling with illness, their own or that of a loved one, are going to find it challenging to celebrate during this time.
Take a moment this Christmas season to remember those who are experiencing less fortunate circumstances than yourself, and take a moment to say a prayer for them.