MLA Ron Orr

Holiday message from MLA Ron Orr: Light shining in darkness

Dear constituents of Lacombe-Ponoka,

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. A time to gather with family and friends, look back with gratitude and look forward with hope.

When you sit down to your Christmas dinner of mashed potatoes and turkey, or whatever it may be, take the time to think of those less fortunate and give thanks for what we have. Let us personally reach out to that neighbor who needs a helping hand or a word of encouragement. It may be just the gift someone needs most.

If the holidays are a time for giving, let’s give without expecting something in return. With so many people unemployed, some homeless, we cannot afford to sit back and do nothing. Even the smallest deeds go a long way.

During incredibly challenging times many choose to complain about the economy, others respond with fear and try to hide from the world as much as they can. These days it’s so easy to get down. There is hope and light as Alberta’s recovery continues to unfold as we hold the best GDP growth predictions in the country and many major investment announcements happening weekly.

As 2021 draws to a close please take the time to be thankful for what we have and remember the many that face the season with heartache.

If all of us decided to do what we could to try to make a difference in someone’s life, our province would be a far better place. Love is the key to emerging from societal darkness.

On behalf of myself, my wife Donna Marie and my constituency staff, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and offer you best wishes for a Happy New Year.