Holiday season offers us a chance to give thanks for blessings in our lives

Published 5:06pm Monday, December 9, 2013

There will be stress this holiday season.

There will be stockings to stuff and presents to wrap, but please be sure to look around and remember the true meaning of this holiday season.

The time around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years is a special time for all. It is a time where we should all reflect on the blessings in our lives.

Sure, that job wakes us up early and keeps us up late, but it puts food on the table and a roof over our head.

That car isn’t as shiny at the new one the neighbor just bought, but it gets us where we need to go.

There are too many sources for stress these days, but there are always more places to find joy and comfort whether we remember that or not.

With so many holiday parades and Christmas tree lighting ceremonies coming up, now is a time to find joy not only with the members of your own family, but also with members of your Selma family.

Saturday’s Christmas parade in Selma was a perfect example of what this season is all about.

Friday evening, rain and wind postponed the lighting of Selma’s city Christmas tree and a coresponding fireworks show, but it didn’t dampen the community’s holiday spirit.

The day after the rainout, thousands filled Selma’s downtown to watch the annual Christmas parade.

Whenever the fireworks show is rescheduled for, we’re hoping everyone will be there to enjoy another special evening in Selma.

But until then, we hope you find time to remember all the blessings in your life, and we will be sure to do the same.

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