Egyptian Goose, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Holiday Freedom | Dec 2020


This year you have a special type of freedom.


Egyptian Goose, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog about Freedom

Egyptian Goose, Flying Free


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.


Much success,

Steve Kaye

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.

1) American Bird Conservancy

2) The Nature Conservancy

3) The Trust for Public Land

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


You can help – Please share this blog with others.
Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.

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1 Comment
  • Kaye Catherine
    Posted at 15:32h, 11 December

    The last sentence is the most important; “And so this could be the best, most memorable holiday time that you ever had.’ Let’s make it memorable for some happy moments as well as for the reality that we are all dealing with right now. Thank you for the reminder that we can help ourselves and others get through this.

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