I know what you are thinking. The new year cannot come fast enough! It certainly has been an unprecedented year.
Our hearts go out to all those who have been afflicted with Covid. Our nation has lived through one of the most difficult and painful years in memory. Many of you have suffered the loss of a loved one. When you are asking a higher power for strength during hard times of change, do not be surprised if a feather is found in your path! That is the confirmation that your Angels are present and always near you. Knowing that we have this confidence, let us believe that the new year will bring new hope!
Hope is the torch we carry that scatters the darkness that we feel within us. We are all needing a “Dose of Hope” right now and I want you to know that I will always offer activities to lift your spirits. Most of our clubs are open to inspire you mentally, physically and socially! Good books and puzzles fill the library shelves. Uplifting movies are played at the Silver Screen every Saturday night.
After changing our Ticket Order List several times I have decided on a modified variety of quality Dinner Shows, Concerts and Breakfasts to entertain you. Armand says that “Fun Bingo” will be back on January 6th! What do you think about a future “Doggie Fashion Show? It would be in the doggie park, complete with the Mesa Canine speaker on Service/ therapy animals.
January will bring the Everly Brothers Concert, a Doris Day and John Denver Tribute Dinner Delight. How about Fat Tuesday; a Mardi Gras Dinner Show with the Dueling Pianos? For our Country fans I have booked a George Strait tribute show with Gordy and Debbie (who did our Country legend show last year). The Uptown Angels will once again grace our stage with a new 70’s Show.
Come to the Activity Office to receive your copy of the updated Ticket Order and Event list. Since there is limited seating with social distancing there is a chance of selling out, so get your tickets early and pick your seats with your “trusted circle of friends.” There is a Iimit of 50% capacity in the ballroom. Of course, it is always your decision to attend any of our entertainment. If you have already attended any of the events, you know that your safety is our priority. Many of you have commented that you have felt “safe” at our events. Thank you to all our kitchen and club leaders who have implemented the utmost safety standards. Thank you for adhering to our rules with wearing masks.
Let’s dwell on Happy thoughts; our family, friends (the furry ones, too) and all the cherished memories through the years. The future is bright, a vaccine is coming! Emily Dickenson’s line “Hope is the thing with feathers” reminds me of angels beating wings that Iift us up above our troubles.
What can we fear when we know that “He will cover us with His feathers, and under His wings we will find refuge.” Psalm 91
Here is to Abounding in Hope in 2021!