Let’s be kind

24 December 2019 | Opinion

The holidays are in full swing and many of you have already hit the road towards your holiday destinations. We wish you, your family and loved ones a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year.

Much has been written in the past about attitudes on our roads, but it’s that time of the year again when the right attitude and a bit of patience can ensure that you and your loved ones arrive alive and in high spirits.

It costs nothing to be courteous and kind to each other on the long road, and of cause also while we are ferrying our precious family cargo to beaches, events and other festivities this season.

Yes, 2019 has not been an easy year, but there is much to be grateful for. We can show this gratefulness by simply being kind to each other during this time of family, fun and festiveness.

Let us put anger and overreaction on the backburner! Let’s show that true Namibian spirit of compassion and consciously make an effort to show that we can unwind and relax without creating stressful situations around us. In the end, this time of the year is all about spreading cheer and happiness. Let us not hurt those nearest and dearest to us. Let us not be the purveyors of violence. Let’s treat our partners with the necessary respect. Revelry should never end in violence and confrontation. Most importantly, let’s protect the most vulnerable in our midst, especially women and children and the elderly. Let us look for opportunities to make a positive difference in the lives of those who will be sharing our holiday spaces. There will be many opportunities for all of us to show kindness and consideration, or simply to lend a helping hand where there may be an emergency or crisis that someone is going through. It is up to us to sow seeds of goodness where we find ourselves this festive season. May all of you enjoy it to the fullest!

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