Phew! Another big year… hey? Here is an interesting consideration: have you found that you’ve slipped back into the frenzy and busyness of pre-COVID life, or have you made a determined effort to reframe your priorities and create some space in your world?
The question of prioritisation is a big one, and there are no right or wrong answers here; but the end of the year is always a great opportunity to examine what has been, what is, and what could be. A rapidly approaching Christmas season also raises another thought: what will capture your attention this ‘silly season’?
Your upcoming holiday
Who your Secret Santa will be at the office
Whether you’ll be on the naughty or nice list
Do you really need more stuff
Is it better to give the gift of time, experiences…
How you’ll fit the whole family, plus your two dogs, in the car for the annual sojourn to family togetherness interstate?
Again, more big questions with no right or wrong answers (other than fitting the family and dogs in the car… that is a win or fail scenario only), but worth taking a moment to ponder.
Over here at GRS, we are looking forward to a time of reflection, rest and celebration, and our extra GRS Play Days! However, this Christmas season our attention also falls to giving. Looking up and out to see where there may be needs that we can meet beyond our own, during what can be an incredibly difficult time for those not only in our immediate vicinity, but around the world.
One of my all-time favourite quotes is “wine makes the heart merry; but money answers a multitude of problems”. This is a great segue into taking a moment to point you in the direction of some of the amazing charities that we have partnered with this year, who are making a huge difference to those less fortunate, those in crisis and those without hope.
GRS is a Profit for Purpose, People for People, People for Planet, Problem Solving Company. This means that at our heart, there is a fierce desire to lift people up, care for our community and help solve the insurmountable. We invite you to embrace this season of giving with GRS and join with us in sharing peace and goodwill to all.
Our best wishes for a joy filled and safe Christmas.