December 21, 2020
LINDA M. PENN
What are you giving your kids and grandkids this Christmas? More tech devices? Or, if by chance, if they are sick of looking at computers and doing on-line learning this year, maybe, you are giving them, oh my gosh, BOARD GAMES????
I saw a segment on TV the other day about how the founders of Fisher-Price Toys started their toy business many years ago. It showed people today actually purchasing toys that have been around since, oh, here we go again, when my kids were little and there were no tech gadgets.
How about the gift of ourselves? More enjoyable time with family in our own households? More Zoom and Face Time meetings with extended family and friends?
Yes, this Christmas will come and go. It will be different and we will survive! I love a couple of songs that are popular now (on my Sirius Pulse channel radio anyway). One is called “Survivin” and the other one is “Bang.” They don’t necessarily pertain to Covid, but I am taking them that way and thinking about surviving this pandemic and then bang, moving on! I promise you, these songs do not have negative or shady meanings. Well, at least I don’t see any underlying meanings!!!!
Fortunately or unfortunately, however, you see it…this year may not be the hustle and bustle of finding that wonderful gift in a store, but, ordering online and hoping the package deliverers will be able to keep up.
So, let’s all stop, take a deep breath, and find things for which to be thankful – Jesus, being the most important; vaccines for Covid; family and friends; health workers; etc., etc., The list could go on and on if you just think about it.
Please don’t be sad this Christmas because you can’t celebrate and take part in those Christmas traditions as normal. Look forward to this Christmas with a renewed vigor to show kindness this New Year of 2021!
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