Through Rose Coloured Glasses
“Random acts of kindness”: doing something for someone you may or may not know and doing so for no other reason than to share an act of kindness. Random acts of kindness or “raks” as they are known, have become popular over the past few years. Even a small gesture of kindness counts as a rak. Both the person receiving and the person doing the random act of kindness experience enjoyment and satisfaction.
The Prince Albert Citizen of the Year selection committee could not have chosen a more deserving recipient than Janet Carrier. Janet is exactly the kind of person who should be honoured with this type of recognition. I have always admired how she is never afraid to dig in and do the work and yet is content to stay out of the limelight.
The start of a new year is a good time to reflect on the year that has just passed. I like to look back on events that happened to me, my family, in our city and worldwide. I think you learn from both good and not-so-good things that happened over the year and one can use that knowledge in the new year.
I love Christmas and all the magic and excitement that comes with it. I savour everything the season brings: the hustle and bustle of finding that perfect present, gift wrapping, decorating the house, trimming the tree and baking. After more than a few Christmas seasons, my decorations have grown into quite a collection and are placed on both floors throughout my house. My village has grown a lot over the years as well and it glows brightly every evening. I still love how the village sparkles and shines when all the other lights are turned off, and often pause to look at it in the dark before I head off for bed
I love the holiday season and everything about it: the search for that perfect present, gift wrapping, decorating the house, trimming the tree, and baking. Without a doubt, however, my favourite thing about the holiday season is spending time with friends and family. Spending time with the people I love always makes any holiday special, but it is even more magical at Christmas.