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On The Fence

Bobby Leach "The Rooster" | 11/18/2015, 12:31 p.m.
This may be a week early but then again is it ever too early to be thankful? With the holiday ...
Bobby Leach

This may be a week early but then again is it ever too early to be thankful? With the holiday week nearly upon us I am quite certain many of our readers are scanning the holiday ads and targeting some of the hottest deals of the season. While I am all for finding the best deals in an effort to bring a smile to a recipients lips this holiday season, some of our readers are suffering a financial crisis and not matter how good the intention or deal is, there simply isn't enough to make it happen.

This is not an unfamiliar story to most of us who have lived long enough to suffer similar circumstances periodically as ups and downs are the norm for most of us. This holiday season I personally have chosen to focus my energy on doing what I can to show my thankfulness in a form that glorifies my creator and become a blessing to someone else. When I really think about it, in doing so I am actually creating my own gift because as we all know or should, it is much better to give than receive.

I have already started to transform myself by growing a beard and at this point begrudgingly it happens to be more the color of salt than pepper but all the more Santa like. There are many ways each of us can bless the other and given the world wide conflicts that fill our screens on a daily basis, this holiday season cannot come fast enough.

If you have an idea on how we at the newspaper can help take a moment to send an email to editor@thetimesweekly.com. It is my hope that all the readers this column reaches will find a way to show their thankfulness by performing an unsolicited act of kindness no matter how great or small over the next weeks. In the meantime, I will continue to let my beard grow and scheme away in my private workshop to share the joy I have already been blessed with. I wish you all the very best this holiday season.