You are probably sharing life at work with some people who need extra attention. This is their first holiday season following a divorce, separation or death of a spouse. Maybe they've had a tough year at work (whether or their own making, or not). Their family may be struggling with kids whose behavior is driving them nuts.
Some cops are working every extra job, every detail, every hour of overtime and trying to earn every dollar they can. They are often tired and grumpy. They may have lost sight of the really important things in life while trying to keep their heads above financial water.
Of course, there is the wife or girlfriend who wants all of the trappings of the good life but constantly nags at her man because he is always working. It's a no-win situation. There are lots of no-win situations in life. Left alone to fester, a person can come to believe that suicide is the only escape route for no-win situations. We need to show our brothers and sisters that we are capable of providing the relief that they so desperately seek.
The greatest gift that you can give cannot be wrapped. It is the gift of your love and concern for your brothers and sisters in arms. This is the time of year when it is most needed and most easily given. Don't hold back.
In the final analysis, it's all about saving (and improving during the holiday season) just one life.