Christmas is coming (sounds like the cue for a song!) 

Whether or not you are Christian, I am sure you can appreciate the overall Christmas message of ‘peace and goodwill’.

It is, however, a little bizarre that we wrap this message up within the biggest commercial period of the year when material presents seem to count for more than good thoughts.

It should do us good to remember that we are part of a ‘big society’ that extends across and around the globe.  We should refocus our productivity efforts on providing a ‘return’ to those poorer members of that global society who often underpin our wealth at the expense of their own.

So think what you can do to make that Christmas message a little more practical, a little more ‘real’ for people in South Sudan, Saskatchewan, Senegal, Sarajevo, Southampton or wherever you have some influence.