Boyle McCauley News

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A Little Can Go a Long Way

“The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.”- Terri Marshall (American author)

When we think of the holiday season it can bring joy, but to some it is not a pleasant time. They say, “it’s what you make of it.” However, since it is a holiday based on giving and receiving, let us follow little hints: give as much as you can, whether it be a donation of unused household things to one of our communities support agencies, a monetary donation if your budget allows, or something even simple as a smile or a compliment. You would be surprised how the chain reaction of kindness can benefit others. Respect others’ beliefs and how they choose to celebrate. A smile can do wonders!

It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle as loads of events of different varieties and cultures take place. Public centres are usually busier, patience can be pushed, but a polite greeting and a smile can go a long way. Although the weather is usually cold, attempt to see the beauty, the lights, and to enjoy the sound of the snow underneath your feet!

A thank you and a “season’s greetings” wish to a transit driver, store clerk, server, or even a stranger can also go a long way.

That being said, I wish all readers, my friends, family, and neighbours a very happy season.

I wish for you all peace and happiness!

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