Once again we have withstood another Christmas season. The "I'm so glad it's over" list becomes longer each year.
I feel we will lose the true meaning of Christmas completely unless we are willing to make changes. Commercialism reared its ugly head immediately after Halloween (some before), therefore saturating us with nonstop advertising and Christmas carols for almost two months.
I recognize the seasonal benefits for the business community, however, would it not create less stress for everyone to focus on a shorter timeframe? The public is getting fed up and it's time for change.
I wish to thank Rev. Jim Short of the Ladner United Church for showing us that we, who have more than enough, can make a difference by reaching out selflessly to those who desperately need our help, especially at this time of the year.