Count your blessings
CHRISTMAS is always a wonderful time of year when we get to share time with family and friends and reflect on what the year has provided.
It is sometimes easy to feel the year may not have produced the rewards we were seeking or that the new year ahead poses a difficult journey.
It is at times like this when we all need to take stock of what we have – to count our blessings.
If there is one trait evident right across our wonderful Bundaberg region, it is an ability to support one another, to offer a helping hand when and where it is needed.
We have experienced tough times together but as a united community we are working towards a great future and a common goal of prosperity.
The council continues to work hard for the region and the past 12 months have seen successes that will mean growth and economic strength as the region emerges from the shadow cast by natural disaster.
Much has been achieved in the Childers area in the past year, with roadworks and infrastructure improvements attracting millions of dollars.
As mayor of this great region, I am constantly delighted at the selfless attitude of so many wonderful people who are invariably prepared to volunteer time and talents to make our region an even better place.
My wish for all residents this Christmas is that we embrace the joy of bringing happiness into others’ lives, that we may, through our deeds and actions, lessen the burden carried by others and ensure we bring some of the magic that is Christmas to the lives of everyone across our region.
Please have a safe, joyous and holy Christmas.
SAFE JOURNEYS: Bundaberg Mayor Mal Forman.