EDITORIAL: Time, the best gift of all

Time is the only thing we all have in common and it is the gift of time that will endure through the years.

Christmas is a time of giving, fulfilling the old adage that it is better to give than to receive.

With all of the commercials bombarding us on a daily basis, it is easy to lose sight of what giving really means.

It is easy to fall into the materialistic trap.

Certainly a Christmas gift or two is always welcomed and guaranteed to produce a smile, for both the giver and receiver.

After a hectic year, taking the time to offer gifts is a nice reminder to the recipients that they are appreciated.

And if you’re a parent, the natural temptation is to spoil your children with as many gifts as possible.

An experienced parent will quickly learn that it is the wrapping and the boxes that initially draw the most interest.

But as they age, the Christmas memories children share begin to change, moving away from specific gifts towards traditions and events, memories of time spent with family and friends.

Time is the only thing we all have in common and it is the gift of time that will endure through the years, it is the one gift that will be remembered.

Happy Holidays.

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