Too often we see the holiday season coming, and we immediately feel exhausted and overwhelmed. At least I do.
Any Christmas when I feel this way, I go to one of my favorite places in Indian Land: the Senior Center at the Indian Land Recreation Center.
My friend, Myrtle Douglas, the goodwill ambassador at the center, welcomed me and sat me down next to her. Another person handed me a book of Christmas carols. We all began to sing; after the fifth song, I really got into the spirit of the season.
It reminded me of the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” where small acts of kindness trigger positive actions, leaving a lasting impression on those around them. That’s what happened for me at the Indian Land Recreation Center.
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Julie Morgan, director of the center, showed me the itinerary for the month of December. A few of the things they have left to do this month include a catered Christmas dinner, Christmas party, gift wrapping contest, Chinese auction, bingo and singing. So many great people, so much fun and so many life experiences to share. I appreciate every one of them.
This would be a good year for us to stop, take stock and see what is really important for us this season.