Written by Yvonne Dagger
Holidays this year will be quite different than those we've ever experienced throughout our lives. In the past almost 70 years that I have been living, I have never seen times like these where I can't be with my family, hug them and share in holiday festivities. We are a social society where gatherings and get togethers are so important to us. Holiday parties were all part of my holiday traditions during this joyous time of the year. Extended family parties and celebrations were the norm and have always become treasured memories. However, this year we must forego these tried and true traditions. Our gatherings must stay small and consist of just the people living in our homes. It's a very hard thing to do especially when we've never done this before.
However, it's so important that we stay vigilant and follow the guidelines that the scientists and doctors put in place of wearing a face mask, social distancing, keeping our hands clean...and celebrating with only the people living in our homes. These guidelines are not only for our own protection, but for the health and well being of the doctors, nurses, health care workers, hospital employees, and first responders. Right now they are overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases. If we follow these very simple guidelines, we will be able to see and celebrate with our loved ones again in the near future. I can't stress enough how important this is. Please, please show your love for yourself and others by following the guidelines. It will be the greatest Holiday gift that you give and get this year.
Dagger and I wish everyone a happy and healthy Holiday Season. Remember, better days are ahead.
Be safe, Stay healthy and above all stay vigilant!
With a hopeful heart, a virtual hug and a happy tale to tell,
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written by Yvonne Dagger