AS we celebrate a new year with the current cost of living crisis, it is difficult to look to the future with optimism.
With inflation soaring, energy prices going through the roof, various strike actions and more and more families becoming dependent on foodbanks, it is difficult, even for an eternal optimist to look to the future in a positive away.
But what I have seen this year, more than any other, is the goodwill of lots of people reaching out to help those in need.
Despite all the doom and gloom, here at Warrington Worldwide we have taken great joy in reporting on those in our local community, who have gone above and beyond, helping those in need.
Whether it was lighting up the local neighbourhood to bring some much-needed Christmas cheer, or making collections to support the foodbank and toy appeals, there have been plenty of people out there working hard to help others.
Let’s hope this can continue throughout the year – because if all of those who can afford to help others, do so, it will help those most in need.
So let’s try and continue with the Christmas spirit into the new year and reach out and support those in need. Just like a dog is for life not just for Christmas, exactly the same applies to human beings.
It doesn’t cost anything to be kind to people and whatever frustrations we have in life, there is no better feeling than helping someone – so if you are making a resolution for the new year – make an extra one to be kind to people. Believe me – it will make you feel better amongst the doom and gloom.