It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Chapter 12, Page 23, Book 20

It’s Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.

W.T. Ellis

;December 23rd - Christmas is in the air and so is the virus

Christmas now surrounds us.  Happiness is everywhere.  Our hands are busy with many tasks as carols fill the air.

Shirley Sallay

Christmas brings people together and reminds us of what is important. .  But this year we are encouraged to keep a safe distance and stay apart.  This seems to be contrary to everything I’ve ever known.  There won’t be any holiday parties to attend or getting together with family and friends.

The risk isn’t worth taking the chance.  This year many are struggling just to put food on the table and many won’t be buy presents to give since they’ve lost their jobs, so I’m just going to be thankful that I have enough to eat and be happy about that.  We can still keep that Christmas spirit by helping others and sharing our time and money.

Food banks need food and shelters need blankets and clothing.  There are many ways to give .I think people are in need of a different way to connect with others and this is something we all can safely do.

Our family is getting together over a Zoom phone call.  We’ll all be safe, but we won’t be together as we usually are. For some, seeing others in person is not something they are willing to put off.  But by keeping those gatherings small,, keeping distanced and continuously masked, it can be done.  And it will mean no food or drink either.  We did Thanksgiving outdoors, but right now it’s too cold out to consider such an event.  This Christmas definitely won’t be the same, but it will still happen and we can still share the holiday spirit.

Nothing seems to bring people together like Christmas.

Steven Dodrill


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Keep safe and keep healthy this Christmas !

Mevely317 said...

I hope more people take heed of your words! Better to be safe now, to have the privilege of celebrating together NEXT year.
I just learned yesterday that the husband of one of my Bible study friends has tested positive -- prompting our Pastor to cancel in-person worship. K. and I were seated together Monday morning, but I'm taking comfort in knowing we were both wear our masks.

Susie said...

I feel that if we can forgo any gatherings we are doing our best for all of us here on earth. I can deal with not having a big family gathering or even a small one...if it means all my family will still be alive next year. I am like you , zoom,phone calls ...let's do that and be safe and keep others safe. Blessings and Merry Christmas, xoxo, SAusie

jack69 said...

If we were in NC we would probably get together with the family. So far none of our family have had the virus nor symptoms. Many are working from home. Of course the ones driving or building cannot work from home. LOL
BUT yes of course it is best to be safe.
Take care. YOu are lucky you can do the ZOOM, we haven't gotten there yet. LOL
Sherry & jack

Martha said...

Thank goodness for zoom this year for everyone who can't be together. My kids will all be here but outside as usual these days. It just figures Christmas day is forecast to be our coldest day yet, also cloudy and windy. We'll make the best of it!

betty said...

Son/family are going out of town for Christmas to celebrate at DIL's mom's in San Diego. We had our Christmas celebration at Olive Garden Monday night. Because cases are high in San Diego we will socially isolate from them for 2 weeks when they get back just as a precaution.