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AshleyParmer-Editor in ChiefBy Ashley Parmer
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As the holidays roll in, and we travel home to the ones we love, let’s remember to cherish those moments. As we look at the tragedies that have occurred around the world, and even those in our own country, we must take a moment to count our blessings.

So much can change in the blink of an eye that can turn our entire world upside down.  I’m not talking about failing a final exam, or worrying about how our parents will react to grades. I am talking about life-changing incidents that can change our entire outlook on life.

So many times, we set our sights on vain things. We worry about our looks, and likes on social media, and the newest device that we want as a gift. We complain constantly about what isn’t going right, but we don’t realize that there are others that have it harder than we could ever imagine.

Sometimes it takes looking through the window to see the hardships of our neighbor to appreciate the wonderful life we have been dealt, and sometimes it takes going through our own to really understand the preciousness of life.

Tomorrow isn’t promised, and nothing is ever certain. But for every moment we get to celebrate life, family, and everything that’s good, let’s seize the opportunity.

So as we gather around the Christmas tree, Kinara (Kwanzaa) or the Menorah (Hanukkah), let’s think about those who are less fortunate than us. And let’s find joy in what we have!

Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! And Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Holidays to all!


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