WHETHER by divine intervention or just sweet timing, Tumut mum Katie Rosin has been given the Christmas gift to trump them all.
Her baby is coming home.
Today’s front page story should remind us all of what lay at the heart of all our lives – people.
Yes, the magic of the season is upon us, a time to put the challenges aside and reflect on the many positives we still have around us.
For many of us, Christmas is a time of profound religious importance, a day which commemorates a miracle in a humble manger more than 2000 years ago.
For those of the Christian faith, this Friday is a day to celebrate that single life that has transformed the world and continues to change lives every day.
But for many others, Christmas is more about families and children, giving and sharing, looking back on the year and focusing on that universal force which propels us all – love.
In a world where time is becoming the rarest commodity of all, the Christmas period is a luxury.
Don’t get caught up in the frenzy of buying a thousand presents or trying to put on the impossible Christmas lunch.
Remember that the best gift you can give loved ones can’t be bought with money.
Use these precious few days to spend real quality time with those close to you.
The greatest gift of Christmas is not what’s wrapped up under the tree.
It’s having our loved ones together, wrapped up in each other.
Also pause to consider those around our community, and the world, who aren’t as fortunate as yourself.
Those that are sick, lonely or whose Christmases have been touched by tragedy.
Think of the millions in other parts of the globe who have to watch their children go without food and clean water.
Better still, forgo a few presents yourself and send money to a worthy charity organisation.
Never forget how lucky you are to live in this amazingly connected part of the world.
Think of how you’ve dealt with your own personal challenges and refocus your energy to become a better person for yourself, your family and your community in 2016.
And if you’ve still got time after all that, don’t forget to relax, smile and have some fun.
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