• Georgetown Times
  • Waccamaw Times
  • Inlet Outlook

We wish you a Merry Christmas

  • Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Turn on a radio, walk into a store, or listen to your favorite sound system and chances are you’ve heard Christmas carols over the last few weeks.

All I want for Christmas ... Do You Hear What I Hear? Little Drummer Boy ... Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree ... Silent Night ... and so many more.

Whether the songs are commercial, politically correct or frankly religious, they all have one thing in common — the song writers, accompanists and vocalists want their listeners to enjoy themselves, reflect on the season and share goodwill with others.

In that sense, the message of the season is universal.

Peace on Earth, good will to men — and women — and you have a formula for feeling good and sharing with others.

There’s no doubt that our country has been through some tough times over the last several decades.

Likewise, there’s no doubt that we are a caring, compassionate and generous people who reach out to others when they’re facing tough times.

As a community, city and town, county, state and nation, we will have to deal with problems, no doubt. And we’ll disagree on the best way to do that.

But, it’s nice and refreshing to body and soul to enjoy time with family and friends, eat too much at the dinner table, and watch the kids and grandkids enjoy the treasures that have — somehow — magically made it down the chimney.

Tomorrow will bring its own set of issues to face. Today, though, is a day to thank God in your own way for the blessings we share.

Merry Christmas to all.

Comments

Notice about comments:

South Strand News is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not South Strand News.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.



South Strand News

© 2014 South Strand News an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.
150-02-88705