11 Dec Holiday Freedom | Dec 2020
This year you have a special type of freedom.
You have the freedom to save lives during a pandemic.
Note: This is a updated version of this post, as of Nov. 23, 2021.
The COVID pandemic is a medical crisis. Thus, its solution depends upon social cooperation.
It’s tragic that some have turned the pandemic into a political contest. And that has caused hundreds of thousands of deaths.
The first step in saving lives is simple: Get vaccinated.
And then you can wear a mask, practice respectful distancing, and avoid crowds (in stores, events, and public gatherings).
If you haven’t been vaccinated, you should forego holiday parties because you could infect others or catch COVID.
Instead, you could visit online. Or you could spend more time with the people in your home. So you can play games, fix meals, work on home projects, create art, hold scavenger hunts, sing songs, look at old photos, and so on.
You can also minimize holiday shopping. Instead, you could make crafts, exchange clutter, or write letters. And if you have children, you could spend extra time with them, reading, talking, and telling stories. It’s possible that this time together will be appreciated more than toys that end up being ignored after a few minutes.
Yes, I fully realize some will feel that this is inconvenient. Some may even feel mad that they have to miss traditional activities.
And yet, please consider the greater good of protecting yourself and those whom you care about.
You could be saving lives.
And so with a bit of creativity, this could be the best, most memorable holiday time that you ever had.
Find More at:
Kindness for the Holidays – Easy Tips for Everyone
Beyond Survival – Actions to take during difficult times
Between – About being in a transition
Freedom for a Bird – Life Wisdom from nature
Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.
Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.
Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation