Take time to give, reflect over holidays

Here we are in Christmas week. It has been a busy month but a great month, too.

The outpouring of giving and caring has been overwhelming and the people who just want to help have been many. This time of the year brings out so much love and sharing for each other and I am so proud to be a part of that.

To all of you who have raised money, helped with Christmas Roundup, donated coats, or helped the needy in any way, thank you. You are what makes this town a great place to live.

To those of you who have received any of these treasures I know that you appreciate what has been given you, because it came from the heart from these wonderful volunteers. This is indeed a caring town.

As the time winds down and the decorating is done, the presents are wrapped, the parties are over, the cookies are baked—have you taken time to be quiet and revel in the positives of your life?

You are blessed in so many ways that we forget about and hopefully Christmas brings those blessings to mind. As we get ready to celebrate a new year together I would ask that you make 2010 your year to get involved and make Rockdale the best town you can make it. It takes us all and each of us is important in that process.

So if you make a difference by doing your job especially well, or you volunteer around town, or you go to church regularly, I hope that your new year brings much happiness and joy and a renewal of your mind to be the best you can be.

Taking care of each other is a task that we each have a responsibility to do. And don’t let any one tell you that you are not your brother’s keeper.

Seeing the 150 plus volunteers at the KC Hall for Christmas Roundup reminded me again that we do have a duty to help each other.

Shelly and I wish you the best Christmas ever for 2009. We wish that you have a wonderful Christmas season and that you are safe, happy and well. You definitely make our jobs rewarding and we value each of you.

Until next time I leave you with this: Contentment is not to be found in having what you want, but rather wanting what you have.


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