Daily Press Staff
There is something about the holidays that seems to unite people.
Differences of opinion are a fact of life, but during the rest of the year, they seem far more prevalent. Whether consciously or subconsciously, everything from politics to religion to sports teams can divide us. But when the holidays roll around, people of all walks of life seem far more willing to put their differences aside.
That feeling of goodwill that seems to surround this season has inspired many to lament that the remaining 11 months of the year cannot also be imbued with a greater spirit of kindness and concern for fellow man.
As Elvis Presley sang, “If every day could be just like Christmas, what a wonderful world this would be.”
Not many can put their finger on exactly why the holidays bring out the best in people; that they do is part of the magic of the season. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.