A Covid Christmas

No matter where you from, I am sure the holidays are going to look different for you this year.  In Winnipeg, there are restrictions on gathering, shopping, and dining.  What else do you do during the holiday season?!

Well, if you are like me, you may have some traditions that you will not be able to continue this year like Santa visits or church services.  There may have been some things you had hoped to do this year for the first time to start a new tradition like family photos or sleigh rides that will have to wait until next year.

When Covid first hit us earlier this year, I noticed that there was a lot of positivity being spread.  People were helping their neighbours, children were creating signs and pictures for their windows and people were singing or playing music to uplift our spirits whether on their balconies, porches or through zoom.  I know we are getting tired now but let us end 2020 on a high note!

Let’s brighten someone’s day!

Let’s see that art again in the windows!

Let’s decorate our homes, enjoy good food and play some Christmas carols!

Let’s talk about the positive things that have come out of this all. 

We have been forced to slow down this season.  We can have some time to bake or try a new recipe we haven’t had time for in the past.  Instead of running from store to store in search of the ideal gift, we can shop online and support local.  We can give more thoughtful and meaningful gifts versus just worrying about how much we spent.

Christmas is not cancelled!

Let’s take care of ourselves and each other this holiday!

For some the holidays can already be a tough time of year.  Maybe you know someone who lost someone this year.  Maybe you know someone who lost their job or is suffering financially.  Maybe you know someone whose family is in another city, province, country, and they will not be able to be with them for the holidays.  People’s mental health can be negatively impacted during this time of year already.  Then the added stress of the pandemic can make this year even harder.

Volunteering is the ultimate way to truly embrace the spirit of the holidays.  If there is a way I could help you or your business this year, let me know! 

Do something good for your mind, body and spirit this holiday season!

Do something good for someone else’s mind, body and spirit this holiday season!

Happy Holidays!

May the holiday spirit be with you and your family today and throughout the New Year,

Laura

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