People Are Putting Up Christmas Lights To Spread Cheer In These Dark, Corona-Struck Times

People Are Putting Up Christmas Lights To Spread Cheer In These Dark, Corona-Struck Times

#lightforlife is a movement to spread some light during these trying times where many are losing hope. The lights are symbolic of hope and wellness as people stay indoors.

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This is a dark time for the world. Most of us are staying home, quarantining ourselves and practicing social distancing in a bid to end this global pandemic, otherwise known as Coronavirus or COVID-19. The world could definitely use some Christmas cheer in these challenging times. It all started with a hashtag gaining momentum during these dark times. Basically, #lightforlife is a movement to spread some light during these trying times with people giving up on hope. These lights will act as a reminder that there's still hope while people stay indoors. 


A Twitter user named Michael shared on Twitter: My mom thinks people should start putting up Christmas lights in their windows to remind each other that there is still life & light while we #StayTheFHome. I think she’s on to something. #DoingMyPartCO #CoronavirusUSA #LightsForLife. Another user named Nadine shared: Today a few of my neighbors decided we needed a bit more light in this dark time and decided to turn their Christmas lights back on. I hope it brings a smile to your face as it did mine. A very wise man named Dumbledore did say "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." 


Nichola Files, a woman from South Dakota shared quite a long post on Instagram, explaining the movement. Tonight I'm in a city where I don't know many people but they are my people in this time. I'm in a new neighborhood, the houses here are not very old, and I'm not the only one with no Christmas lights to turn on... Some houses around me are still being built and many are newly moved into, just like me. I don't know my neighbors yet, but we all see each other, I was looking forward to meeting them, but now... We just wave and keep walking. I read an article tonight about turning on our Christmas lights during this dark time in our country... And I love this. So, so much.


Light is a powerful thing. It inspires, gives hope in darkness, figuratively and literally. It is late where I am but tonight, I've lit my lights. The only ones I have tonight are some I bought in TX to use at vendor shows... Tucked them in my suitcase of L'BRI goodies as I was packing. Tried to talk myself out of it... But in they went. Stupid thing to bring... But now? I'm super glad I listened to that impractical urge. Same with the little tree I found in the #goodwill the other day. Totally not practical to haul around the country, but I couldn't walk away without it. So, tonight, and every night until we are done, I'm lighting my tree up with lights.


I hope my friends and neighbors who drive by will see these lights as a reminder that we are all in this together. No matter what color, political party, religion, etc, we are all here, together, in this time. There are a lot of hard things happening, but we are not hopeless. We are standing strong with each other while we stop our daily routines to care for those around us. #coronakindness #lightupthedarkness #LightsforLife. These simple things show that there's still hope for us, there's still a chance for all of us to recover from this and come back stronger. At this point, the most important thing for us to do is stay at home and let it all settle down. As boring as it may seem, by staying at home we are giving the world a chance to heal herself. 









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