Be sure to hug your family

I’m sure the Christmas travelling, visiting, and eating has begun for many of us!
My boyfriend/partner was calling it the “12 days of Christmas” since we had started so early this year.
I think we all have very little to complain about when you think of the tragedy that is all too fresh in our minds regarding the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
It still makes the hair stand up on the back or my neck.
I drove to the “big town” two days in a row last week to listen to Maddie and Marlee’s Christmas concerts, and I couldn’t help but wonder about how sad it is to think of little children having to be involved in such an event; never mind the poor teachers trying to protect their young classmates.
It just doesn’t seen fair that kids with their entire lives ahead of them be cheated so unfairly. I feel terrible for the families trying to carry out their Christmas traditions, not only for this year but for every year after.
I know life is not always easy, but let’s all work hard at carrying for each other, our children, and our communities. Sometimes the smallest gestures can brighten a very dark day for someone.
I have been hearing stories about people in the drive-thru line at Tim Hortons paying for the person’s coffee in the vehicle behind. Because it felt so good to that person, that they will do the same and it continues on for a period of time!
What a great little idea. Everyone loves the feeling of giving a person or doing something for a person that they truly enjoy and appreciate.
Merry Christmas, everyone! I wish for all to have a smile and some good laughter over the holidays.
Also be sure to hug your kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids and be thankful that they are safe!