Mayor shifts fo­cus to­wards kind­ness

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

Christ­mas just seems to rush upon us.

Time flies and the pres­sure mounts, ten­sions in­crease we have presents to buy, cards to send, food to ar­range, the frus­tra­tion grows.

What Christ­mas re­ally means fades into the back­ground.

Two un­con­nected in­ci­dents in re­cent days brought Christ­mas into fo­cus for me.

Mar­cus Ahsin from Fresh FM told me how about 30 young peo­ple from Club ( part of the Youth Sec­tor Tri­als) took a whole lot of small parcels of choco­lates through to Puta¯ ruru the other night.

Then they ran­domly gave them away to house­holds – just knocked on the door, or to passersby. Then they went to the Food Court to re­count the num­ber of smiles they had re­ceived. They "gave a lit­tle kind­ness’’. Then TV per­son­al­ity Mike King was the guest speaker at the Toko­roa In­ter­me­di­ate prize­giv­ing. He told the pupils to re­alise that some of their friends just might not be lucky enough to have a great Christ­mas like them, some chil­dren will miss out on the fes­tiv­i­ties, some even could be un­happy even hurt so he asked them all to watch out for their mates. "Give a lit­tle kind­ness." What a dis­trict, coun­try we would be if we all this Christ­mas and for 2014 took time "to give a lit­tle kind­ness".

Then we would be show­ing what Christ­mas is all about. It would be peace to all and good­will to mankind but it starts with each one of us.

A Merry Kind Christ­mas to one and all.

CHRIST­MAS CHEER: Mayor Neil Sin­clair en­cour­ages the com­mu­nity to ‘‘give a lit­tle kind­ness’’ this fes­tive sea­son.

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