Where is the time to make the time?

It’s like the good man Riff Raff says in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, “it’s astounding, time is fleeting.”

It’s like the good man Riff Raff says in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, “it’s astounding, time is fleeting.”

The usual holiday time warp is upon us and for some inexplicable reason it seems even harder than ever this year to fit everything in.

When you read this it’ll be Dec. 8 (you do rush out to read the paper the first day it’s out, right?) and chances are my Christmas shopping will almost, just about be done. Hopefully.

I truly wonder where the time even comes from to get these things done.

This year time is even more precious as I fill my evenings with a multitude of activities, ever growing year-after-year.

This time I’m co-leading a youth group, will be spotted at least once at the Christmas Hamper depot, and will be jingling the bells around a Salvation Army kettle for an afternoon.

I’m definitely not suggesting I’m doing too much because I know full well that there are those in the community and around the valley who put in so much more time and effort into so many more things.

The numbers are showing that the trend nationally is that the amount of volunteers are dropping but the volunteer time is growing, meaning more time donated by less people.

With so much that happens around the holidays it’s a good chance to see what time you have to spare.

Between the many food drives, charitable breakfasts and fundraisers, so much help is needed and appreciated.

The days are short, the nights are cold, and there are so many people who rely on the generosity of strangers to help them get themselves and their families through the winter.

Your help not only supports those people, but it also supports your friends and neighbours who are already lending their time to give a helping hand.

At moments like these I tend to express my favourite, groan-inducing cliche: The word Team is an acronym for Together Each Achieves More.

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