Posts Tagged ‘ seniors celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah ’

TWENTY FIVE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS

Nov 30th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Twenty five days away and the preparations will all be made, the gifts wrapped, the shopping completed, the guests will be on their way or will have arrived. Sounds all so easy. But the rush and rumble of the holidays is seldom that. Getting ready is more than half of what makes the holidays holidays.
Tips for Making Holidays Special

Some suggestions, in passing, for making it what it is best meant to be:

Keep stress at a minimum. Don’t allow the demands of others to interfere with your choice to enable a tranquil holiday for you and your guests.



THE DAY AFTER

Dec 26th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Some are allowed an extra day to share in the spirit of the season. Because Christmas this year fell on a Sunday, the day is extended beginning with a half day off on Saturday, all day on Sunday and a full day on Monday. What that has a tendency to do is to treat it much like presidential holidays that are observed now on Mondays. It lends itself to those who travel having extra time to travel or to enjoy those who do.

The day after carries no official symbolism, but is granted amnesty by those who are fortunate enough to work in arenas that allow for time off. The irony is that theologically, while some quit the day as soon as midnight on the 25th arrives, the three wise men haven’t even really made much headway toward the scene of birth, celebrated on the 25th, but not consummated until Epiphany, twelve days later.



Seniors: Christmas and Hanukkah Disciplines

Dec 7th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

What will make for a Christmas and Hanukkah that offers treasure and happiness is not gifts. Heresy! Nope! Won’t do it. What will make for a Christmas to be remembered will be a whole new perspective on the holiday itself.

How does that happen? It happens when you toss the gift list and begin with an orientation that asks: “What shall Christmas and Hanukkah mean this year?” This is a good year to test that question. Look around; there are answers abundant.

Start with some research. What could I do with the time and money I would otherwise spend on shopping? What may I do to help those whose desperate straits leave them without any promise of a renewing holiday?