Count your bless­ings

Isis Town and Country - - Merry Christmas -

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.

PHOTO: MAX FLEET BUN020714FOR3

SAFE JOUR­NEYS: Bund­aberg Mayor Mal For­man.

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