LETTERS: Give until it hurts

Yes Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year and so many of us get swept up in the moment.

Yes Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year and so many of us get swept up in the moment.

But as many, many people know it’s also the time of year when depression and a feeling of worthlessness raises its ugly head. While so many people and families are celebrating Christmas and their good fortune, others are trying to cope with not being able to participate in the joy and festivities; much like two ships passing in the night.

Seeing all the glitter and feeling all the love come naturally to us, but like the old saying goes giving is the real gift, of this holiday season.

So those of you, who are able, give till it hurts. Believe me it’s a nice hurt. But most of all, give of yourself to those in need all year round. It’s so much more rewarding than material things and an act of kindness won’t leave you in debt.

Happy holidays and may your God, whomever your God is, keep you safe, happy and healthy. Wealthy you will be with all of the above.

Andy Homan

Penticton