EDITORIAL: Take time to enjoy season’s greetings

It’s now time to make sure you slow down enough to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year

As the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season draws to a close, it’s worth mentioning that it’s now time to make sure you slow down enough to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.

Sometimes sweating about that perfect gift for a loved one, or worrying about what to wear to the staff Christmas party, or if you’ve treated each member of the family fairly under the tree can all add up to enough anxiety to make one question if it’s all worth it.

But it is.

As long as you focus on the right reasons for the season.

It’s about families and friends getting together to just enjoy each other’s company.

It’s about being generous to our fellow citizens, whether we know them or not, to ensure as many residents enjoy themselves this holiday season despite what may be challenging circumstances.

It’s about reaching out to a neighbour who we know might be lonely this Christmas.

It’s about supporting charities who help so many all year long but rely on the generosity of citizens at this time of year to fulfill their goals for months to come.

It’s about celebrating the season but doing it in a safe and responsible manner so that we all can enjoy ourselves as we make our way around the North Okanagan over the days to come.

It’s about sharing goodwill and positive thoughts with all human beings and doing our part to make this a better world.

It’s about showing gratitude for all that we have and being generous in spirit so that we truly treasure all that life has to offer.

Season’s greetings to all and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2015.