Season of joy

Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam Nadawa, Nasinu | Saturday, December 23, 2017
As we head into the season of joy, reading reports about numerous family ordeals, saga regarding the lockout at Airport Terminal Services, desecration of the Votualevu Tirath Dham Mandir and news of the depression that could result in heavy rainfall, slightly killed the spirit of the season of joy. When we thought that all was going well, certain happenings have disturbed people's peace of mind. Nonetheless, shoppers are taking advantage of the in-store broadcasts and specials in supermarkets and our towns and cities have been flooded with people from all walks of life, and supermarket owners will be dancing their way to the banks, which have been housing people as civil service pay arrived this week.
Pearce Home resident Liebling Marlow enjoys the performance of the St Christopher's Home children during their visit in Suva earlier this week. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA
Pearce Home resident Liebling Marlow enjoys the performance of the St Christopher's Home children during their visit in Suva earlier this week. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

Christmas, which is celebrated by the majority, brings with it a season of rejuvenation, joy, merrymaking and laughter. From lovo to barbecue and then to a wide array of dishes, people get carried away with the festivity and often indulge in eating and drinking to the fullest. This season also gives an opportunity for some to take a trip overseas and brings home relatives from overseas. The duty-free bought adds to the flavour. It's the long weekend and one can expect the coastline to be flooded with picnic goers if the weather permits. Then there would be our law and traffic enforcing officers who will be manning our roads in full force, keeping an eye on drunk and reckless drivers and those creating menace on our roads.

But for some, it's going to be a quiet Christmas. Either they have lost a loved one or the cost of living is just beyond their measure. For some it's going to be a normal day and we will be seeing them by the roadside selling their wares and vegies. Our public service drivers will be full of smiles as people will be rushing in to do some last-minute shopping. While many of us will be celebrating, let us offer a hand to the unfortunate ones and those who may not be able to celebrate Christmas. That will definitely light up the season of joy.

Let's celebrate while pondering about 2018, another year of happenings from political to economic to sporting activities. A merry and blessed Christmas to each individual and family!

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