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Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming.  Many of us are starting to wind down and look forward to the time off with our family and those dear to us.  Despite current concerns about the virus, most of us want to make this a special time, and who can blame us?  It has been a tough couple of years.  However, please spare a thought for those that do not have families or people close to them.

The value of our local communities

Last year (during the pandemic) we realised the value of our local communities.  Why not check in on those neighbours who are on their own at Christmas?  It can be a lonely time for many.  A smile and a kind word, a card or a small gift would go a long way in making someone feel they are not alone.  Let’s not lose sight of the bonds that were created in the early days of the pandemic.  It was one of the good things coming out of an exceedingly difficult time, going back to old-fashioned values and a sense of community.

Other ways that you can help this Christmas

There are other ways that you can help this Christmas. For example, you could also donate to a local food bank or a local charity that helps people that are lonely or those who are going through a difficult time at the moment.  For someone that is lonely, Christmas will not be a time to look forward to, like it is for many of us. Let’s remember the true spirit of Christmas.

What will you be doing to help others who may not be as fortunate as yourself?

An edited version of this blog post was published as a LinkedIn post on 15th December 2021.

If you liked this post you may wish to look back on previous Christmas blog posts that I have written.

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