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My Christmas wish list

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I wish for the end to the many dreaded diseases, ailments and birth defects that affect the population. I see so many brave individuals who face life with these burdens and do so with such courage.

I wish more people could experience faith in a supreme being and openly practice their faith by attending services each week and recognize that only through our trust in God will we overcome much of what troubles our world today.

I wish more folks of good fortune would share some of what they have with others less fortunate. We all witness those who give from the heart regularly even at times when they don’t have much. Just imagine a world full of people helping each other.

I wish our government and all governments would put aside their bickering and seek compromise for the people they govern by finding the common ground and recognizing the important leadership roles they play in advancing society.

I wish for those unemployed to find employment in fields they find rewarding. Equally important I wish for all those currently employed to value their careers and instill a strong work ethic in the tasks they perform. I also wish for their employers to value the efforts of those they employ.

I wish for Christmas 2013 to be another turning point in a world that, at times, seems to have lost its way. Despite remarkable technology, advancements in the medical and scientific fields we need the saving grace of the miracle child born so many years ago.

Many may say the wishes above are nothing but fanciful dreams, but any one of those fanciful dreams could become reality if each of us were to embrace them and make them our own. It’s amazing what a little hope, faith and love can do in your life if you let them in and share them with all who you come in contact. And let’s face it, with all of our running around, Christmas preparations and gifting this season at the end of the day wouldn’t you rather trade all the gifts under this years’ tree for any of the wishes listed above?

On behalf of the Denton Publications staff and family I would like to wish you and your family a very joyous and safe holiday, a prosperous new year and for my last wish, that you are granted all of your Christmas wishes. God bless America and all of you.

Merry Christmas.

Dan Alexander is associate publisher of New Market Press and publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at dan@newmarketpressvt.com or dan@denpubs.com.

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