Christmastime is upon us. It’s buy this, ship that—go here, go there—a house full of people, an empty house. I offer this advice during it all …

be good
be joyful

be loving
always be faithful
have some self-control

find peace in your heart
practice patience with others
be gentle with words and actions
be kind (you don’t know what that person has/is/or is about to go through)

If you know someone who’s alone this year, invite them to share a meal
with you, care for another. This is my Christmas wish for you.