Enjoy the holidays, but make happy memories

Editorial

They say that there is no time like the holidays. 

It is a time for spiritual and religious celebration, as well as a time to embrace family and loved ones. We carefully select gifts for those we love, take mental walks down memory lane via classic songs and movies, eat too much and generally over-indulge at every corner.

Of course, it can also be a time of grief and loneliness. The loss of a loved one can generate more emotions over the course of the holidays, as memories can flood our heads and hearts. For everyone who is excited and blanketed in comfort with the opportunity to spend quaity time with the ones we love, there is someone in despair — as the holidays remind of those who are no longer here.

Be it through celebration or sadness, camraderie or loneliness, alcohol and other vices can come to appear on center stage during the holidays, and with their arrival, often comes tragedy.

Make memories this holiday season, but make the right ones. Don’t become that reason your loved ones look to the holidays with regret in the future. If you’ve had too much to drink, find someone else to drive. If you are going through tough times and are looking for an escape, look for a shoulder of a loved one first.

It is a chaotic time of year, filled with peaks and valleys for all of us. Let’s try to work together to make sure there are more peaks than valleys for all of us.

 

We at the Point want to wish all our readers and advertisers a very Merry Christmas or a Happy Hanukkah, or really whatever celebration in which you and your families take part.