Mayor shifts focus towards kindness
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.