Holiday Hope

NBC Bay Area Editorial

Who would have thought we’d be celebrating another holiday season - the third in a row - stuck in double-digit unemployment?

More than two million Californians are still struggling to find work.  And though Facebook, Apple and Google have fueled our local recovery, they’re the exceptions.  There’s a world of hurt behind the headlines.  There's sadness, fear - and perhaps worst of all is the loss of hope.

This holiday season, NBC Bay Area hopes you’ll remember that gifts come in all forms.

Sometimes, the little acts of kindness make the biggest difference.

Spending time with someone who ‘s lonely, listening, letting people know they matter.

It’s often not about the money, but about touching people’s hearts.

And we can all do that by spreading encouragement and hope.

We welcome your stories!

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