Holiday Season 2015

A Note From The Editor

Whether you have religious beliefs or none at all, the holiday season is the time of year when the hope for peace is front and center. This  season we find the world in a relative state of chaos. A flood of refugees is moving across Europe as a great wave and there seems to exist a permanent state of war throughout much of civilization.

Now, don’t get me wrong. There are plenty of bad people out there that need to be dealt with and dealt with severely. But good far outweighs evil so, try not to lose sight of the the good.

Is there anything that any one person can do to change the world? Probably not. However, there is plenty that you can do to change your world, and, who knows, maybe your small gesture will be contagious.

What can you do?

Well, here are a few suggestions:

  • Engage in a conversation with someone from a different culture or religion.
  • Say “good morning” to a stranger that you pass on the street.
  • Tune out angry politicians and negative influences, they are a vexation to the spirit.
  • Think before you speak. You can’t take back something said in anger.
  • Buy a lottery ticket for someone. Just because!
  • Give an unsolicited compliment.
  • Joyfully do a favor for someone who asks.
  • Make a donation to a food bank.
  • Call an old friend that you haven’t spoken to in years.
  • Most of all, remember that hatred is insidious and the choice to end it or spread it is yours and yours alone.

JP

In This Month’s Issue

From our family to yours

Peace

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