Christmas is such an amazing time of year. It’s both invigorating (the cookies, the greetings, the hot toddies, the family get-togethers) and stressful (finding the perfect present, the crowds, the bills, the family get-togethers). It’s festive, with lights and decorations and caroling. And for some it’s also lonely, or depressing or anxiety-provoking, especially if your family can’t be with you, or you don’t have money to buy gifts, or you need a place to live, or you literally can’t feed your kids.
Christmas is a time to share. Those of us who are blessed, need to take a moment and remember the many people who are laid off,or have reduced work hours. Who have insufficient heat, or a chronic illness. This is “our” community. We want and need everyone to have enough – enough food, a safe place to live, enough money to pay the heat, hydro and rent. We want everyone to feel connected, to have someone to reach out to.
This Christmas take a moment to think of those less fortunate, those who are going through rough times, illness, grief, depression, no income. And give generously, according to your heart,to the organizations in this county that make a difference for those community residents.
To give to Gifts from the Heart, click here.