Whether we wish people Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, this is the time of year for sharing and giving. Whatever our faith, the spirit of the season remains within each of us to celebrate — or debate — in our own way.
In our community, for the most part, we are more fortunate than many in other parts of our city and the world. Our small disagreements pale in comparison to war and famine; our potholes and traffic problems are slight when we look beyond La Jolla’s and our nation’s borders.
We are a community with a giving heart. Consider the children in our schools who have collected food or clothing for others who aren’t as lucky as we are. Think of our philanthropic groups and individuals who step in to help those in need with funds and toys. We have many in our community who have chosen to share their good fortune with others in small ways, giving to charity instead of exchanging gifts or in large ways, with gifts to our schools, universities and research institutions.
We at the Light believe this is a time for reflection, a time to set our sights on doing good in the coming year. We have another week to set out on New Year’s resolutions so for now, let’s take this time to celebrate what is right about our lives and our community.
May your season be bright and filled with love and good cheer.