For this week’s edition of Share Your World from Melanie at Sparks From a Combustible Mind, we are asked the following questions.
Do you enjoy skiing or ice skating or, if it’s warm where you are, hiking or enjoying outdoor sports?
Back in my prime, I used to really enjoy downhill skiing and did it nearly every winter. I was never very good at ice skating but I was a decent roller skater. I also used to be into hiking. But now, as I’ve reached my so-called “golden years,” I no longer ski and my hiking is generally limited to long walks around the neighborhood.
Do you give to charities, or to homeless that you might encounter, during this time of year, more than you do otherwise?
I have a few selected charities that I give to each year, but it’s not necessarily tied to this time of the year. As to the homeless, I used to give them some money when I lived in the “big city,” but now that I live in the burbs, I rarely come across homeless people. Of course, the fact that we’re still under stay-at-home orders would make it tough, even were we still living in the “big city,” to give to the homeless this year.
What is the most enjoyable activity you engage in during December? Is it a tradition for you and your family?
In the past we have typically had holiday family gatherings, which are always fun. We would get together for Chanukah, for Christmas (yes, we are a mixed family of Christians, Jews, and atheists), and we would have “game night” for New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately, none of that will be happening this year.
What changes will C-19 bring to your festive celebrations this year?
As I noted above, none of our traditional family holiday gatherings, as discussed above, will be happening this year due to COVID-19.
Please share a good will wish for the world!
I wish for all of you to wear your face masks, maintain social distancing, and stay safe for the remainder of this year and for all of 2021. Happy Holidays, whatever holidays you’re celebrating.