Christmas comes as so many things are just not right. We are ravaged by the virus. Our economy is ravaged as well, as people have lost jobs and homes and thousands of people across the country line up to get food from food banks. An old song shows the state of many people’s lives as Christmas approaches, asking people to put a ha’penny in the old man’s hat.
Better days are ahead, once we get thru the times we are in right now. Vaccines are coming, and in our country, we have elected people who will do things that will improve our handling of the virus and our handling of our economy. We look forward to getting thru all this, and getting our country back on track.
I hope you can celebrate Christmas or whatever holidays you celebrate this time of year, and have some happy times. Warmth, loved ones, good food, safety and wellness, those are my Christmas wishes.
If you have anything you can share, maybe you’ll put a ha’peny in the old man’s hat, the way the old song said. You can always share a warm hello to a stranger, since they can’t see a warm smile with a mask on. There are still good people all around, each one happy to have a kind word in these times when people are afraid. Small kindnesses don’t cost anything, and could make such a difference in somebody’s day.
Most of all, each of you: be well and thankful for Today. Wear your mask, wash your hands and be nice to each other. Merry Christmas.