By Bob Houghtaling

As we head towards that time of year when many around the world reflect on religion, family and sharing, let’s take a brief second to count our blessings. All too often that which divides gets more attention than those things we each share. Now is the time for us to reach out in love. Is there a better moment?

What Better Moment

All over the world
They view the same night
Those stars in the heavens
Are a unanimous site
And all over the world
We each long to see
A fellowship of man
For both you and me

All over the world
People look for hope
With days full of trouble
Souls search ways to cope
And all over the world
When worship bells ring
Somewhere on high
It’s time to all sing

All over the world
Families will seek
To come forth together
For the tired and meek
And all over the world
Joy’s in the air
So what better moment
To join hands and share

All over the world
Peace calls to be heard
Love, friendship and mercy
These are the words
For all over the world
They speak to our hearts
When put into action
We’re never apart

I wish you a wonderful holiday season. Whatever your spiritual beliefs might be, we all have so much in common. Hopefully, you will find time to share with those close to your hearts. Hopefully, you will also find time to consider those afar who also share your dreams. All over the world most hope for the same. We have a lot of work to do, for peace to come, change must occur in every heart. See you soon.

Bob Houghtaling is the director of the East Greenwich Drug Program.