CHERISH THE TIME WITH LOVED ONES
CHRISTMAS is two days away and this year in particular its meaning will be deeper. People will cherish the time with their family and friends, appreciate the celebrations, big or small, and reflect on what they do have rather than what they don’t have. In the past month, as a family of relatives, co-workers or friends, people have mourned the loss of Australian cricket player Phillip Hughes, toddler Sam Trott and just recently two victims of Sydney’s Martin Place siege. Most mourners didn’t know these people but the shock, outpouring of grief and outcomes from each incident secured bonds between strangers. Hughes’ death showed the human side to Australian cricket, Sam’s disappearance prompted strangers to search in droves and the Martin Place siege gave us #i’llridewithyou. There’s plenty of “it’s so sad it happened just before Christmas”. These events would be sad at any time of year. Cherish life, family and friends all-year round but particularly in two days’ time, when chances are your loved ones will be together.
Denise S. Cahill - Editor