Thursday Thoughts - November 16, 2023

Times are tough.

Everyone’s talking about it, and each of us feels the strain on our budgets in our own unique ways.  Food on the table, fuel in the tank, fees for sports & activities – it sure seems we have to stretch our dollar more and more every day.  And Christmas is right around the corner…. (crazy, right?!)

And that’s no different with our homes – hydro, insurance, taxes – even prices, are going up.  Add on interest rates that we aren’t used to (even though they are still historically pretty good), and yeah, times are tough.  Tougher for some than others.

The time of year is near when we want to bless our family and friends with gifts that show how much we appreciate them.  For some, the reality is that there just won’t be enough in the budget for that. 

If you need help this season, let someone know.  Many communities offer Christmas hampers to those in need – food, supplies & gifts for those less fortunate.  Myself, Emma and our Coldwell Banker office are helping out in a variety of ways in St Jean Baptiste, Morris, Steinbach, among many other communities in Southeast Manitoba.  We are happy to do so. 

If you’re in a position to help out as well, I encourage you to do so.  If you’re not sure how to do that, give me a call, I’ll point you in the right direction.

Times are tough – but our communities are stronger when we help each other.

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