Last week Phil and I talked about how some folks around the country were putting their Christmas lights back up to bring some cheer into people’s lives. As a country, we are dealing with something frightening and scary, and we all need some hope. I’m not a fan of Christmas lights up too early nor do I think they should stay up way past December, but I TOTALLY think this is a great idea.
I think most of us are experiencing stress and anxiety right now. There’s the fear of the Coronavirus, there’s anxiety with kids being out of school and not on their regular schedule, many people are working from home, the grocery stores are packed and many items are gone, and many people are concerned about loved ones. No matter where you turn right now, there are stories and news updates about the Coronavirus. Sadly, not much of this news is positive. Becoming anxious is totally normal.
Right now, more than ever, we need those little things in life to bring us joy. For many people around the country, Christmas lights do just that. McAdenville, otherwise known as Christmas Town U.S.A., is trying to bring some joy into people’s lives. The town has a few of their Christmas lights lit up nightly from 7:30 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Organizers say that more than half of the lights were removed after the holidays, but there’s still some up for residents to enjoy. There may be more within the coming weeks as some residents are putting lights back up on their homes.
If you need to get the family out of the house, a ride through the town of McAdenville or a walk through the town to see the lights may help to ease some anxiety. I know a few people that are actually putting their Christmas trees back up in their homes.
There aren’t a lot of us that have ever experienced anything like this in our lives. The Coronavirus is causing everyone to alter their daily routines. We all need to find joy in the little things, and Christmas lights are festive! If they bring happiness to people, I say put em up!
Stay safe and do what you need to do to smile! If Christmas lights make you happy, I say bust em back out!