Christmas survival guide

When the going gets tough…. the tough start giving. Serving others always gets those warm fuzzy feelings stirring. It may be easy to think that there’s nothing we can do this year, especially for those of us who have to stay home, but that is far from true!

Here are a few ideas:

  • Donate to a local homeless shelter. COVID-19 made homelessness and poverty a lot worse. If restrictions won’t allow you to volunteer, you still can donate to local ministries so they can make sure nobody is cold and hungry during the holidays.
  • Bring a meal to somebody who is stuck at home. If you know someone who is immune compromised, pick up their favourite take-out and drop it off at their home. 
  • Even if you can’t visit family and friends this year, you can still surprise them with goodies! Wrap up some sparkling cider and holiday popcorn and drop it on the doorstep.
  • Pick up the cheque for someone else. When you’re in the drive-thru at McDonald’s (or elsewhere), why not pay for the person behind you? Even if they never know who blessed them, it’s nice to know that there are kind people in this world, especially this year.
  • Invite your friends and relatives to a Zoom get together. Share jokes, festive stories and enjoy a Christmas Carol sing along or two. Request everyone bring a short party piece to share online. Think of ways to make it really special. Play the Minister’s Cat, Sherades, and raise a toast to a better 2021.

Before I close, I want to take a moment to wish you all “a Christmas that sparkles with moments of love, laughter and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment, peace and joy”. Stay safe peeps.

Eating Elephants will be back again in the New Year, so stay posted.


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