Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukah or Kwanzaa, the holiday season in and of itself can be a magical one., let there be peace.  Especially here in the City Beautiful.  From the colorfully lit fountain at Lake Eola to the Singing Christmas Trees.  People shopping and stopping  to say, “Hello”, children on their best behavior anticipating toys and gifts, home-cooked meals and special treats, and lights and decorations lining city streets are all indicators that no matter what else is going on in the world, the promise of peace prevails.

While most of us may be blessed to share the season and all of its trimmings with loved ones, family members and friends, let’s not forget those who are less fortunate.  Many of us may have already made donations of money, clothing, food, and wares to bell ringers and other charities and done so, cheerfully.   However, as the saying goes, ‘to whom much is given much is required’.   With that in mind, let’s seize every opportunity to give love and spread joy as we travel around the City Beautiful during this holiday season and beyond.  Happy Holidays!

About the Author

Sharon Fletcher Jones is a true Libra, an action-ist, and a budget fashionista.  The Portsmouth, Virginia native is also an employment specialist with Goodwill Industries, a life coach and an associate editor at ONYX Magazine. Stacey’s mom (literally) has got it going on.  Fletcher Jones’ personal mantra is “It’s the dash that counts.”


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