It’s beginning to look a lot like
And our American friends haven’t even
carved their Thanksgiving turkey.
We thank our retailers for getting
Christmas items into the stores so quickly, but we hope everyone remembers what
the upcoming Christmas season is about.
While it’s better to give than to receive,
remember that giving doesn’t always involve making a purchase.
The best kind of giving comes from the
heart and can be done in the way of a friendly smile to someone you don’t know
or going out of your way to perform some sort of kindness for another person.
Give more of your own loving presence and
less of the token presents this year.
There is pleasure in enjoying material
gifts, but what is remembered is the presence of the loving soul giving love
generously and unconditionally to another.
As Christmas approaches we hope that
negative rhetoric gets toned down and mean spiritedness disappears.
Set aside family issues and quarrels; call
It is our wish that everyone would adopt
the true spirit of Christmas in the run up to the big holiday.
That spirit involves a personal feeling of
gratitude for all we have been blessed with in the Cayman Islands.
If you can’t seem to get a handle on the true
spirit of Christmas, there are some things you can do.
This Christmas season make the emphasis
less about the presents and more about spending time with the people that you
There are many organisations that can use
helping hands during the busy holiday season. Donate your time.
Take gifts or snacks and visit the less
Take flowers to an elderly person or make
Christmas cards for children.
Gather a group of friends together and go
Christmas carolling at a nursing home.
There is much we can do to bring the spirit
of Christmas to the Cayman Islands besides blowing our budgets on the glittery
trappings of Christmas.
But it has to start with each of us.