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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 2062807

Priceless Gift

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Krismasi Njema, Joyeux Noël, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa!

In any and all languages, it’s a wonderful time of the year. To be joyous. To be thankful. To be blessed and to be a blessing.

We all have a gift — it’s a gift called life. To live, laugh, share and be shared.

Generally, there’s a small three-to-four-week time frame when you might get that door held because they actually noticed that you were right behind them. A kind offer to buy you a cup of coffee or a beer. A shocked, cracked smile when you said “good morning” to a passerby on Main Street, “Hey, nice shoes,” or “I like your hair.” Or “Wow, I love your cologne — that really smells delightful!”

Niceties and pleasantries — an elevation of the spirit. Take it up a notch and try to be kind all through the year. Why not?

It’s a beautiful, priceless gift.

Brenda Simmons