Well, another year has passed, and we once again come to that time of year where we put aside our differences in the name of Goodwill towards one another. It is a shame that we lose sight of this feeling shortly after the Holiday season; the desire to do good, to help one another, and, most importantly, to be kind and giving doesn’t seem to last. I consider myself lucky for being healthy, as is my family, and for having what I need to survive. But, unfortunately, there are still far too many who do not, and, while I do not have much, I give what I can as we all should. So, I am appealing to you once again to look around; someone in need is closer than you think. And it’s not only material things I am referencing; maybe you have a neighbor that is alone, and a gift of compassion is all you would need to give. For not everyone remembers what you do or say, but they will always remember how you made them feel.
In closing, whatever and however you celebrate, I would like to wish you all a wonderful holiday season. As for me, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Peace be with you,
Mayor Ed Seely