November is upon us and has brought along a season of change and thanksgiving. With the holiday season just around the corner and COVID-19 cases on the rise in most of the country, millions of Americans will break with familiar traditions this year, to celebrate in ways that we hope will help keep us all safe and healthy. Granted, this may present some challenges, but I am confident in the resilient American spirit to meet these challenges.
I recognize that this will be hard for many of us, as we continue to live in unprecedented times. Celebrating holidays alone or with only your immediate household members may not seem like a holiday at all.
But these sacrifices will ensure health and safety for individuals and their families. One of the biggest challenges I have faced during this pandemic is helping complete strangers, while I have little control over losing family members and friends to COVID-19. However, I would rather they be safe than have them be physically with me. I invite you all to explore and share new and different ways to celebrate the holidays and keep the festive spirit alive.
In our November newsletter, you will read about holiday safety tips, other COVID-19 updates, and what World Cares Center has been up to this month.
Wishing each of you a wonderful and healthful holiday season, starting with a Happy Thanksgiving! Stay safe and be well.