It’s hard not to feel something special during the holidays. In fact, I think it’s these special times of year that help us get through any unpleasantness. That’s because whatever religious holiday we celebrate – Christmas, Hanukkah, or something else – what we all celebrate is family and togetherness.
I know firsthand how important it is to cherish our loved ones every moment possible. These past two years especially. It’s hard not to feel burnt out and, well, just done with COVID. We all are.
But we share another commonality no matter what we celebrate this time of year: the message of hope. The Christmas Star. The jar of oil. I think if you trace all the way back to pagan winter solstice celebrations, it’s about hope too – hope that the sun will start its way back from its lowest point in the sky so its warmth can bring the crops back again in the spring.
Of course, good health requires more than hope. It requires professionalism, dedication, and a solid plan. We at Copley feel better prepared than ever after experiencing what we went through the past couple of years. While we may have to make some tough decisions depending on how this particular wave goes, decisions are always made with one goal in mind: to protect the health of all our loved ones.
I’ve said it before, but it is so true: we are all in this together. That togetherness is a strong sustainer of hope.
So my holiday wish for you is this: that we can all take comfort in each other, enjoy each other, and lean on each other through the best of times and the difficult times. So let’s be at peace this holiday season and be encouraged with the hope of a better, brighter 2022.
To everyone in our Copley at Stoughton extended family, we wish you happy, healthy holidays!