During this time of year when so much pressure is being put on us to provide the ultimate gift for our loved ones, prepare the best meal of the year and entertain family and friends, time is the one thing that we seem to run out of. I hope that we can all take some time to appreciate those things that mean the most to us whether that be family or friends.
For seniors who don’t have family close to them or who are living alone, this time of the year can be especially difficult. I have had to learn to scale way back on what I do for the holidays. I do still bake cookies and make candy but now give them away as gifts. I also make sure that I spend time volunteering to do things that I wouldn’t have normally done when I was younger.
Sometimes it helps to make the season pass quicker when we are doing for others who may not have as much as we do. Christmas can be a melancholy time for a lot of people, but if we share our time and talents we can get through the season perhaps a little less stressed.
When I take my mind off myself and help others, the time passes quickly and before I know it, Christmas is over.
However you spend the holidays, I hope it is filled with happiness and joy for the blessings we have.