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My wish…

As we gather around the festive twinkling of stars and candles, enveloped in the warmth of traditions and the joy of togetherness, this wish keeps popping up — a wish for a world bound not just by tinsel and lights, but by a deeper connectivity among its people.

In this season of giving, my foremost wish is for unity.  Let us celebrate our differences and embrace the beautiful tapestry of cultures that adorn our world.  Diversity is not just a buzzword; it’s a cultural treasure!  Each tradition, each belief, and every individual is a thread in the fabric of humanity.  May we weave these threads together, creating a vibrant mosaic where every color and texture is valued and celebrated.

In this tapestry of diversity, let our common humanity then be the guiding light.  Let empathy and understanding bridge the gaps that may divide us.  For in understanding each other, we find connection and strength.  This Holiday Season, let’s extend our hands in friendship, opening our hearts to the richness that comes from learning about others.

Let’s also turn our gaze towards the future—a future where balance and sustainability reign supreme.  The earth, our home, urges us to tread lightly upon her sacred grounds.  Let’s pledge to be custodians of this planet, cherishing its resources and nurturing its beauty.  Let’s embrace sustainable practices, mindful consumption, and a commitment to preserving the wonders of nature. This Festive Season, let us gift our planet the promise of a more sustainable tomorrow.

To quote Bob Dylan: ‘We are the world, we are the children; We are the ones who make a brighter day; So let’s start giving; There’s a choice we’re making: We’re saving our own lives; It’s true, we’ll make a better day, Just you and me.’

So my wish for you, your loved ones and Mother Earth is a world filled with love, unity, and a commitment to a brighter, more sustainable future.

Warm regards,

Ypie Kingma

Destination Garden Route

December 2023