We are all pretty upset about the Virus that stole Christmas but perhaps there’s a positive lesson that can be learned here.
Stay Positive, there is a bright side..
Life is all about change, if we embrace it keep a positive attitude, you’ll have less stress and perhaps even have time to appreciate your friendships more.
I’ve discovered that I’m taking more time out each day to connect with my friends. I check in on them through text and facebook calls. It’s actually made me feel more connected to my favorite people.
The magic of Christmas isn’t in the parties or gatherings we go to, it’s in the energy we give it. It’s just a moment in time that inspires us to appreciate what we have and who we love.
Christmas is a hectic time at best but slowing down and being more selective about who you spend your time with and how you connect to them may just teach us all a great lesson.
Cherish this moment by personally reaching out to every one of your friends and giving them some of your time with a message, a call, even commenting on their social media page.
On the positive side, this might be what we all needed to realign our values and focus on what’s most important.
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Songs to inspire you.
December 25, 2020, will be a holiday unlike any other in our lifetimes. With COVID-19 social distancing protocols in place, many families will not be able to gather for traditional yuletide celebrations.
It’s tough to be apart at the holidays in any year, but we think “Where Is Christmas” has a special poignancy in 2020. Dave Molter and Al Snyder gave us a terrific new Christmas song that is filled with emotion.
Here’s a Playlist I’ve put together to keep your spirits up during a Holiday season .. . <save the playlist here>
Changes to Christmas this year
One of the largest changes to Christmas this year will be the introduction of the Bubble.
Many countries are asking for families to reduce their gatherings, if at all to a Christmas bubble. Your bubble must be exclusive, so people cannot swap between them. Bubble members also will not be able to visit pubs or restaurants together and are typically just 8–10 people.
There’s also a call for people not to travel as it will risk the spread of infection to your bubble. Ideally your Christmas bubble should be your immediate family group that did not have to travel to be there.
Zoom with friends
Gatherings with friends and work parties are set for Zoom.
Instead of large work parties celebrating Christmas and new years, this years parties will take place on Zoom and other online platforms.
This hopes to prevent the spread of Covid19 not only to your co-workers but to your Holiday Bubble.
If you go to a large gathering, get infected and then bring that to your Holiday Bubble, you’ve just started a chain reaction. As each of your family members leave the Holiday bubble they will keep that chain going further spreading the virus.
We saw this after Spring Break where thousands of college students ignored social distancing advisories and made bad choices causing a second wave of the virus all over the US.
People are shopping online at record numbers. No only are people getting their groceries by delivery, gift buying has become mobile as is the way you deliver the gifts.
Rather than wrapping them yourself and hand delivering your gifts, people are opting for the Amazon free shipping options and grouping their purchases to each receiver. They come wrapped and all in one box safely delivered with less risk.
People are gifting online classes more than ever. It’s entertaining and educational at the same time. I love skill share because for one low price, you can give a month or a year of lessons on any subject.
They can gain access to the premium classes on the website and take unlimited classes on anything that inspires them.
I have a great new class +Plus Free Christmas Giveaway to one of my students.:
Painting Shimmering Abstract Cityscape:
Painting Shimmering Sunset Abstract Cityscape Watercolor | Jacqueline Jax | Skillshare
In this class you will learn how to paint shimmering sunset abstract cityscapes in watercolor! In this class you will…
PLUS** I will be giving away a set of Shimmering Metallic Liquid Watercolor by Peerless to one lucky student who completes this new course and leaves feedback for me.