Cannonier: exchange the gift of hope
Merry Christmas everyone, from my family and the entire One Bermuda Alliance.
At a time of year when we celebrate the birth of a child whose life has provided so much hope and inspiration, I find myself observing the uniqueness of our community.
I am thankful for the wonderful qualities that make Bermudians so special.
With this in mind, this Christmas, and in the days and months to come, I encourage you to look towards your future with hope.
Your circumstances may not be ideal; you may have lost your job or even a loved one this year and no, the headlines won't always look promising, but I encourage you to see yourself, one another and this beautiful country of Bermuda through the lens of hope.
Determine to see the best in situations and people — because it's there.
God saw it and sent a tiny bundle of hope into a sleepy little town called Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago in the person of Jesus Christ.
He remains an unshakeable beacon of promise and light for all who dare to believe.
As a people, we can't continue to be divided as our politics suggests. Instead, we can collectively put our shoulders to the wheel of adversity and press forward with our own unique strengths.
I believe in the power of this community.
We are resourceful and resilient — made up of a diverse array of decent, hardworking individuals, striving to get through life and together, with God's help, we will, if we never give up on ourselves, each other or on Bermuda.
This Christmas, exchange the gift of hope!
Merry Christmas Bermuda.