We can take comfort in past traditions as we continue to isolate to remain safe and healthy. As we head into the Holiday Season, focus on the joy of the present. Even if we cannot meet in person for those large family and community gatherings, we can use ingenuity and creativity to reinvent those holiday traditions at home.
Most of these holiday conventions can be continued in individual homes and we can share others over social media. Consider sharing recipes, songs, and stories over the internet. We can send them over email, by social media, or even by actual in-person calls.
Help children learn the history of your family or personal traditions of past holidays through sharing special stories of the culture, background, or ‘how it used to be’ and ‘how it will be later on.’ Ensure the children feel secure in knowing that this year is unusual and that holidays will be different in the future with other activities when this crisis has passed. We all need to keep in mind that this isolation is only temporary. Life will resume in the future. Certainly, it will be different, but the separation will not continue indefinitely.
We may be alone, but we always remain connected in our hearts and spirit and by the internet. 😊 No matter how we define it, family remains the core of society, community, and life itself. Family can be blood relations, or love relations of the heart. Connection to others is critical during this time of separation during the Holidays.
During this Holiday Season, concentrate on FAMILY:
Focus on the positive.
Accept each day and appreciate its gifts.
Make the best of each moment.
Inspire others with your actions and creativity.
Love life as it is.
You are the expression of the Divine in the world.
The most important gift I give you this Holiday Season is this reminder: 2020 is almost over! And that the biggest cause to celebrate.
Blessings for Health, Prosperity, Joy, and Love in the New Year,