By SAM HATCHER
The day is almost here.
And once again, despite a troubling and stubborn economy, a war thousands of miles away from our homeland and a world filed with hunger and despair, we will celebrate Christmas, the day set aside to recognize the birth of Jesus Christ.
It indeed is a wonderful time of year.
Christmas offers each of us the opportunity of hope as we gather with family and friends and share a prayer for peace and prosperity for the New Year and a blessing of thanks for what we have before us, for our good health and for the comforts of food, shelter and warmth.
But Christmas seemingly always reminds us that all are not equally blessed.
Many tomorrow will awake in Wilson County without the smells of all the fixin’s of a holiday kitchen, without colorfully wrapped packages under an ornament-covered evergreen and without the first gleam of hope for what the next day or the day after that will bring.
For many, these are trying times.
It is in times as these and particularly in this season that we should be mindful of the strains and challenges being experienced by others.
Please take the time to enjoy the season.
Extend a helping hand, offer a deed of kindness, be generous and let someone know that you have truly found the Spirit of Christmas.
We at The Wilson Post wish for you and your family a Merry Christmas and a great New Year.