Giving the gifts of peace, love, hope

To the editor:

As we celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the holiday season, we need to take time to remember what it is about. It isn't about getting. It is about giving — and not just things.

One story goes that a child came into the world to give us all presents of peace, love and hope, and they were meant for everyone in the world. They were not restricted to just one religion, race, ethnic group, cultural heritage, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation or gender. The presents are meant for every member of our world family, every man, woman and child, not just a select few.

So this holiday season, as often as you can and to as many people as you can, give a present of peace, love or hope. It doesn't have to cost anything and does not need to be wrapped. It just needs to be given.

And remember, you are not limited to one day per year, you can do this 365 days each year! These are the presents that make a difference!

Don Coleman, Pittsfield