In this most joyous of holiday seasons, we wish the entire community a world of peace, happiness, and goodwill, all year through.
In the spirit of the season, we hope that everyone will keep in mind the least among us, and reach out a helping hand of support and hope to the children and families that form our larger Santa Barbara neighborhood.
There are so many sayings that cover this spirit: ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ And most appropriately for this week, ‘I am my brother’s keeper.’
There is a Mexican-American proverb I really like. It states: “Everyone in the world smiles in the same language.”
We have also heard much of the Reverend Martin Luther King’s famous statement: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
Much is changing locally and in our nation and world. We see that all around us, in ways both large and small.
As we witness and live through these changes together, we send our best to all in our community, along with all good wishes for a holiday season and new year brimming with hopes fulfilled.