Growing older does have its perks. As we are firmly into the festive month of December, I’ve noticed that among our friends and others our age, we do less shopping, more visiting and gathering, more Christmas.
We are more acutely aware of the needs of others, those without. We notice the Salvation Army kettles more, stop more often, appreciating those who give of their time to sit with it. We read of the Christmas for Kids Angel Tree campaign, the planning of the community Christmas dinner for the 25th, and the Christmas Cheer Box Drive which sees all the local churches working together. These and other projects are in full swing all round this town, this province, this country.
I am grateful to live in a community, where all around the spirit of Christmas is alive and vibrant. To give is to receive.