Christmas is supposed to be synonymous with warmth, joy, peace and happiness.

Happy Holidays!This Christmas there are many in North America who don’t have enough money for heating oil or gas. Food banks are stretched to feed all the needy. People who just last Christmas had jobs, a house that they thought was theirs, and presents for the kids are now wondering how they are going to be able to provide the dream life that we’ve come to expect.

Remember that there is probably someone worse off than you, give to your local food bank, invite someone over to share a meal, give some gifts out to people that you wouldn’t normally. Community is built through these acts of kindness and sharing in local experiences.

Where ever you are, whatever you are doing this Christmas think how you can make it less about spending money on people who don’t need it, and more about the people who are suffering.

To all my regular readers, I thank you for your patience, writing on UrbanWorkbench is a part of my week that I truly enjoy. Merry Christmas to you all, things will be a little slow around here for a week or so while I enjoy some time with my family.

Published by Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada.

One reply on “Christmas 2010”

  1. To Mike and Family, … and the Readers and Participants of the Urban Workbench:

    Thank you for what each of you are doing to make a better World, by striving to build a viable foundation in Sustainable Communities.

    Whatever your belief system, my Partner and I wish for you and your families a Good Christmas, Peaceful Holidays, and the Best New Year Possible.

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