It is early December, and I do not feel like I am in the mood for Christmas. Every year I say I am not buying any Christmas gifts and I end up shopping at the last minute. Is it out of guilt or the spirit of the holiday that finally gets me in the mood? Something happens, and off I go, decorating and shopping. I am amazed that I get everything completed.
Many people experience sadness during this time of year and it may have to do with the absence of family and all the dynamics that occur. I suggest you volunteer to assist others during this time. I have found it is a great way to apprecitate your own circumstances. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available through your church, clubs and city venues.
It appears this holiday season will be better than last year. We all remember how we sheltered in place in 2020 to reduce the spread of the virus. This year people seem to be taking the virus with a grain of salt and have returned to interacting with friends and family without hesitation. Graduations seem to be back in style and the airlines are just as busy as they were pre pandemic. It would be in your best interest to be cautious and wear a mask during these encounters.
It is odd, that the good will that goes on during the holiday season is not duplicated during the year. I have always been baffled by the willingness of others to be so giving during the holiday season. Hopefully we can start caring for each other once again regardless of race, creed and/or sexual orientation. That is the only way the human race will survive.
Remember the reason for the season, and see if you can do your part to extend the goodwill for the next few months, after the holiday has passed. It may catch on!
Enjoy your holiday, and Merry Christmas