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The Perspective – “Bundle Up” – December 2021 Edition

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
Edith Sitwell

Welcome to another edition of “The Perspective”.

Our hope is that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving as we begin the “Holiday” Christmas Season.

The winter months usually bring about a time of slower activities, more time indoors and enjoying being with Family and Friends. It was a little less than a year ago that the colder temperatures brought us an unforeseen visitor called URI. Although, we do not expect such this time around, it is reassuring to know that we are resilient and can weather, no pun intended, any storm.

One of the most extraordinary joys of this time of the year involves two things, one obviously sharing and giving, as we think about others, but more so, others who think of us. There will be many individuals whose names will never make the limelight, nor get recognized, or even meet the many whose lives they will impact. This time also brings sorrow for some who do not have loved ones to hold their hands and share a meal. There will be many without a home, clothing, or even food. The second is taking the time to reach out by volunteering which puts us in direct contact with those needing extra attention. What all these acts of mercy give to us is the will to make a difference so that someone can have peace and comfort.

How this is related to MUD’s is quite unique, only in that those who are making a difference are not volunteering their time. Yet they are spending countless hours throughout the week to ensure the many they serve can have a wonderful experience with those whom they care about. Therefore, keeping it on a lighter note, as we sit back, relax, and kick our feet up with a nice book, cider, pumpkin pie, remember those in our Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue, EMS, Medical, Airline Personnel, Military, all who serve, and….you guessed it, our dedicated Operator (Technician) who will be on site to monitor our Facilities for efficiency.

So just sit back, relax, stay warm and be safe as we soon leave 2021 for the history books enroute to….the New Year. Next for “The Perspective” – “2022”.

*Parade, “Between Winter Woes and Wonder, We Cover it All With The Greatest 125 Winter Quotes!” By Kelsey Pelzer, Best Winter Quotes, November 3, 2021, 11:04 am. www.parade.com. Accessed Sunday, November 28, 2021, at 9:30 pm cst.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.”
Albert Einstein