During the holidays we are often reminded of the diversity that our world is made up of. People celebrate the holidays according to their separate heritage, traditions and beliefs. But one of the common denominators that bring people of different race, religion and customs together is a desire to live in peace, harmony and happiness. It is a desire shared by all and it is best achieved through cooperation, compliance and respect.
Our community is sort of like a microcosm of the world. We are made up of people of varying differences, but we are all connected by the fact that we share a community together. And, although we have our differences in opinions, perceptions and desires, we too can benefit through cooperation, compliance and respect for our neighbors. During this holiday season as we celebrate in our own tradition, let’s try to hold onto that spirit of unity, harmony and peace that all traditions embrace and apply it to all of our community neighbors … all year long. If we can, we will all benefit.