You know how much I love people, right? It pains me to see when people are taken advantage of, hurt or lonely. It especially tugs at my heart to see people lonely at Christmas. I’ve been there.
I used to ADORE Christmas – think ‘crazy Christmas lady’ and you’re close. I’d decorate early, play music and bake cookies… I’d be the one beaming crazily in the store (maybe even giggling) as I shopped for gifts. And I L-O-V-E-D spending Christmas Eve with my family.
But divorce changed it – took it all away. Christmas Eve became the loneliest night of the year for me. I understand now why some people don’t like Christmas – it can be excruciating for the lonely. It can be positively joyless.
But I’m taking the joy back! No more lonely Christmas Eves for me – and hopefully, not for you either. For the second consecutive year, I’m hosting a free, public event for anyone who is alone on Christmas Eve. Adults are welcome to attend this free Christmas dinner. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, get together with friends, and surround yourself with people. You are not alone! Come on out to the Lions’ Club on Christmas Eve from 6:00-10:00pm. Admission is free, and all adults are welcome. The feast will be supplied by Pioneer Catering, there will be gifts too! You are invited! Please come out and join us.
Don’t be alone this Christmas.
I have not forgotten what it was like to be alone at Christmas. Every year, lonely people I know, struggle with a will to live during the holidays. Do you know someone who will be alone? Please tell them about an event I am hostessing. ADULT evening out at the Steinbach Legion on the corner of Lumber and Elmdale. Anyone who feels alone is welcome. Cost: please bring a food dish. Tis the season for giving. Come, contribute, and feel accepted. Enjoy an evening of companionship, food, and fun. Instead of staying home alone and reliving memories, come and make new memories and maybe a few more friends. If you are blessed with a family and you are moved to reach out to the lonely this Christmas, think about donating a gift for someone who will be attending the party. Perhaps a robe, a gift certificate, or a box of chocolates would offer comfort and make someone feel special. All gifts that are presented will be given in the name of the giver. Thank you for reading this and may God bless your Christmas.