#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.
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.
My youngest son was bored today and said, "can we put Christmas lights on our tree outside to cheer us up?" Great idea buddy. Lights are on tonight as a sign of hope and the sweet mind of my 10 year old. #Rhodeisland #hope #lovemysons #Christmas #Cumberland pic.twitter.com/qhVjeuLc02— Mike Griffin (@rhodyknowsbest) March 16, 2020
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."
My Christmas lights are back on, cause this is what I need right now. ☘️🎄 pic.twitter.com/buOl0cTNDq— Pam Swan (@prairieswan) March 18, 2020
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.
Last night we switched our Christmas lights back on. I intend to #sharesomelight every evening until we are out of this darkness (or until my husband shouts at me) to say thank you to everyone who’s keeping the country going #COVID2019 . pic.twitter.com/gxAZhL3ze1— Nic Jones (@nicjones120) March 18, 2020
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.
Since the snow has been too deep to take the Christmas lights down, I’m turning them back on. Because couldn’t we all use a little light and hope right about now? pic.twitter.com/c2dqsfB7iF— Dana Kazel (@danakazel) March 17, 2020
I saw someone suggest putting Christmas lights back up as a way to spread cheer it what could otherwise be a dark time— Angie Setzer (@GoddessofGrain) March 17, 2020
Not gonna lie, I kind of love the idea
There are dark times ahead, but I can still put love & light out into the world.— Sarah Bang (@DrBang_Wx) March 18, 2020
Some folks have mentioned putting up Christmas lights to cheer up people in quarantine, in isolation, or just to remind the world there’s still light & hope. Here’s my contribution💛#LightsForLife pic.twitter.com/S8Mx8bQ28I
#LightsForLife— A Dreadful Penny🏳️🌈☮🤟 (@PennyGee6) March 17, 2020
Put a light in your window. Turn on your Christmas lights, if they're still up. Let's remember that we're all in this together. #StayHome #SocialDistancingWorks pic.twitter.com/vUaeZmQzVU