As children of God we are loved and cherished. We are endowed with gifts and talents in an abundance. We have many trials and tribulations for sure but simultaneously so too do we have many good and happy days. We might take some time this week as we journey towards Christmastime to think of others-those who might need a friendly face or an open ear to help with the burdens of life. We might think of those who have helped us when we were feeling somewhat lost or alone and reached out with love and compassion to us. Take some time away from the hustle and bustle to celebrate simplicity, patience and all that is good in humanity.………..Margaret Theresa Naughton.