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Happiness During the Holiday Season

As autumn gives way to winter, we start looking ahead to the holiday season. Christmas is a time of wonder and magic, but it can also be a time of stress and loneliness for some families. Here are some ways to ensure your family has a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.  

Remember the Reason for the Season

Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. This time should be spent celebrating your family, your blessings and the sacrifices our Savior made to forgive us for our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Engage in Acts of Service

For Christmas this year, take donations to a shelter, volunteer your time, pay for someone’s order at the drive-thru, write thank-you letters to deployed soldiers or drop off a gift basket at your local fire station; there are plenty of ways to serve others during the holiday season.

Spend Time with Your Family

The holidays bring family and friends together in celebration. Spend some time with your family by sharing stories, connecting in conversation and making memories. To keep your family safe and well this year, please read the CDC’s holiday celebration COVID-19 risk factors and considerations.

Let Go of Expectations

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that our lives do not always work out the way we expect them to. Let go of any expectations you have for the holiday season and focus your attention on your family and your many blessings. Practice daily gratitude and thank God for the gifts He provides each day.

Though it may look a bit different this year, we wish you a safe and joyful Christmas and New Year’s Day!