I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed the holidays with family and friends. I used to write a Christmas letter every year for my family when I was young – my mom had a long list of people she sent Christmas cards to, and for many years my job was to write the annual Christmas letter. I haven’t written a Christmas letter in a while. Instead of a letter this year, I've written a post with a few reflections I've had this Christmas.
Soon after I was injured, I bought a colorful bouquet of flowers and displayed them on the table – a small thing that helped make my day better. Doing this, along with all of these other things such as decorating and having friends I could reach out to, helped me stay positive through the experience of having an injured foot. Now my foot is beginning to heal, and I’m thankful my injury wasn’t more serious.
Now I’m reminded of people who are in situations such as being ill or being unable to leave their home often. Little things, like a Christmas decoration, flowers, or even reaching out to someone with a call or text, can really help. I plan to watch for and think of ways in the future I can do something small for someone in a situation like that could lift their spirits.