Bunbury MLA Don Punch encouraging kindness in community over Christmas season

Don PunchBunbury Herald
Bunbury MLA Don Punch is wishing the community a kind and safe Christmas this year.
Camera IconBunbury MLA Don Punch is wishing the community a kind and safe Christmas this year. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser/Albany Advertiser

Christmas is often a time of grand gestures, gifts, parties and meals.

While we all look forward to the presents, get togethers and fantastic food, often it’s the small acts of kindness that stay with us and really make an impact.

After another challenging year, I hope this Christmas is a season of kindness in our community.

Kindness costs nothing and comes in so many forms. It can a simple as helping someone struggling with bags of shopping through to thoughtful invitations that mean someone isn’t left alone this Christmas.

For some people it is making a donation to their favourite charity and for others it maybe paying forward a coffee at the local cafe. It might just be listening to someone who is feeling down.

Many of us are now looking forward to a week or two off work to spend with family and friends while we recharge the batteries, so spare a thought for those who continue to work so we can enjoy our holidays.

We always remember the emergency services and health staff who work through the holidays to keep us safe. This year, also keep in your thoughts all the small business owners and their staff who keeping working so we can enjoy our time off.

The people who cook our restaurant meals, make our coffee and open their boutique shops for us to browse and find the perfect gift.

These are definitely people who deserve our appreciation and our kindness.

It might just be that you give them a smile and a sincere thankyou, but a well-timed smile, might make someone’s day.

I hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful Christmas, full of kindness shared and received.

Don Punch is the Bunbury MLA.

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