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