It's a beautiful sunny Friday here in Tel Aviv. We've had fluctuating amounts of rain during the week, and we end it on a high note.
It's funny to me how the world can be so different, only thousands of kilometers apart. While I enjoy the sun and clear skies here in the Middle East, many people celebrate Christmas day (or late eve if you're on the west coast timezone) worldwide. Snow, cuddles, and presents are common. Hot cocoa, eggnog, and other holiday foods are abundant.
Perhaps more than anything - the holiday season is a time of giving and enjoying family and friends.
To be clear, I'm a Jewish person and do not celebrate Christmas. But many of my followers do, and I love the traditions and energy of this holiday very much.
I hope you and yours are having a fantastic holiday season! It doesn't matter if you are celebrating Christmas today or celebrated Hanukkah with me a couple of weeks ago, or any other holiday in December! (Kwanzaa, anyone?)
This year hasn't been easy. The Coronavirus changed everything for all of us. It changes the way we approach things like holidays, family gatherings, even our day-job. Nevertheless, please remember that the most potent aspect of the human spirit is our ability to adapt. Don't break the car if it doesn't drive the way you want. Adapt and let it take you to your destination in a different way.
Above all, please keep it safe and wear a mask. There will always be dysfunctional governments, Karens, and straight-up ignorant people to undermine the effort to break free of the virus. But you can't let your health be affected by it.
Stay safe, take care of yourself, and I will see you soon.