Before we know it there will be the smell of Christmas dinner cooking in the oven, lights twinkling on the tree, gifts to unwrap, family and friends to visit, cookie to eat, the list is endless!
With all the hustle and bustle of shopping, wrapping, baking and errands to run, we all must make some time to slow down and really appreciate the time spent together.
A way our family likes to take a moment and slow down during this time of year is to make some hot chocolate and popcorn and drive around our neighborhoods looking at the houses all lit up for Christmas. My grandmother loved to see the Christmas lights. Longwood gardens was a favorite place she liked to visit.
Whatever your plans are the next few weeks, we hope you find happiness and enjoy the precious time you have with your loved ones.
Let’s not forget there are ways we can help our elderly loved ones and neighbors as well. Whether it is a small token of homemade goodies, or simply spending some time reminiscing about Christmases from years past.
Explore old memories
Older adults and seniors love to share happy memories, it is a wonderful way for them to interact with their younger generations. There is a lot to learn from our elderly, and everyone appreciates time being spent together.
Maybe you have some extra time to give. Volunteering is a great way to give a little bit of yourself, not just this time of year, but any time of year. There are so many places in every area of the country that can always use an extra pair of hands. A quick google search can lead you in the right direction. There is nothing quite like helping others.