At a time of crisis, it is important for people to remain positive, and this is one way of doing so
As the world faces a global pandemic, and to contain the spread of COVID-19, citizens are being asked to socially distance themselves. So, it is only human nature to feel lonely, down or even despondent. However, that needn't be the case. Twitter users are calling for people to put their Christmas lights back up to spread some cheer, reports Yahoo.
With schools, colleges, offices being closed, and events being canceled, people have been freaking out, hoarding and essentially frightened out of their wits about the deadly effects of the virus. But when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade, right? Well, in this case, it's lights that are being called upon, more specifically Christmas lights to be strung at home, and it is no surprise that this simple yet effective idea has caught on like wildfire. When you think about it when you're in lockdown mode for an indefinite period of time, who says you can't make the most of it and make it pretty while you're at it.
Let's face it, it sucks out there. Why not have something wonderful to look at while driving around. Let's put up our Christmas lights during this whole coronavirus era and give our communities something joyful. #COVID #LockedDownLightsUp #stayhomechallenge pic.twitter.com/x5AgQBZKYi— Dan Garcia (@Dan_Garcia76) March 18, 2020
Lane Grindle took to Twitter and wrote, What if we all put our Christmas lights back up? Then we could get in the car and drive around and look at them. That seems like a fair social distancing activity. Nothing like a brightly lit house to give some much-needed joy in these trying times. Plus, it could serve as a distraction for children are currently being homeschooled.
For some, these Christmas Lights signify so much more as Twitter user @lisastregis revealed, A friend just shared that an elderly neighbor came to her house and asked her husband to turn on the Christmas lights because there's so much darkness and scariness now. So, there are bright dancing Christmas lights now on in their neighborhood. #coronakindness.
Other Twitter users felt similarly and started putting up their own Christmas lights. Michael noted, 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.
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
So, it's time to get your Christmas lights and get to work. With this simple gesture, you could possibly inspire or persuade your neighbors, to do the same, and spread happiness in these dire times.