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I know of some close friends who are not so merry at this Christmas season. One friend lost his wife, and this is his first Christmas alone. Another has a mom that is in an assisted living facility, and has no one to come to see her.
I suppose many of you have similar stories. There are the alone, the forsaken, and the unloved trying to exist this week.
What can you do to help out in this type of situation:
- Go to an assisted living home, even if you don’t have someone you know there, and just sit with a few of the lonely and sad people who are there. Cheer them up with your smile and conversation. That is all you have to do. You don’t have to try to make it a time of wonderful joy. Just you being there sitting with them will make their day. I know I have done this.
- Call someone you know will be alone during the holidays, and let them know you care. Just that one gesture may be the difference for them to have a joyous holiday season.
- Visit a neighbor you know has no one to come to see them during the holidays. Just spend a hour or two with them to cheer them up.
None of these gestures takes a lot of your time, nor are they hard to do. Just being with someone or talking to them can do wonders in a person’s life.
If you are one of the lonely and feeling sad people….
You are not forsaken.
And above all…never, ever, give up!