It has been a difficult year for many of us: some had to face illness and some are not among us anymore, others suffered losses, and many are struggling while they try managing a situation we imagined possible but were hardly unprepared to live.
In times like these, spending time with the people we love matters even more than usual. Particularly for our elderly, who are more isolated due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, which keep them safe but also make them feel lonelier. Call them, particularly in these days, when loneliness hits them harder. Take time to do it often and don’t rush your calls. It does make a big difference to them.
Soon enough, with the deployment of the vaccines, we will be able to return to our lives. Until then, however, let’s all remain careful, patient, and take the required precaution to stay safe and healthy.
My family and I will have quite an interesting Christmas online, with me in the US, my mom in her home town, and my brother and his family in a neighbor city. We decided it was safer for all to celebrate on Skype, while still doing it together.
Merry Christmas and a joyful 2021.