Holiday thoughts

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, especially Christmas. It’s the time of giving, and giving back. Some people like to travel at this time, others like to stay home.

For Martin, the security guard, he views Christmas a little differently. “The holidays [Christmas] bring me joy and sadness,” he said. “My mother’s funeral was Christmas Eve. I’m usually a giver guy so I try to help out as much as I can. Helping out brings me my joy. But I love the holidays, especially Christmas. People should feel good and give back.”

Brian Hayden, one of the counselors, loves this time of year. He’s appreciative of all he has. “The holidays are a special, wonderful time to give thanks to God, family, and friends,” he said. “Spend time with your family and give love.”

Christmas is almost here. Let’s all appreciate life, and everyone in it. 2014 is almost over. Give thanks for all the joy the year’s brought you.

By Lilibeth Olivares