Issue #231226   |   December 26, 2023


Every year when we’re filled with Christmas joy, we all say “Let’s keep it in our hearts all year long!” I think we mean it when we say it, too… then rush hour traffic on the way to work, the coffee isn’t hot when you get there, the boss is mad because you took the holiday off, your favorite place for lunch is still closed for the holidays – and you still have to fight the traffic on the way home… and the joy begins a rapidly increasing fade to oblivion.

Our world, with all of the human imperfection, can bring us all down. In small ways, though, and with a little effort, we can diminish the darkness – sometimes with just a smile for someone. Hang on to those little moments, they make all the difference.