Today’s Editorial December 27: Find something to do

It’s the day after Boxing Day, which was the day after Christmas.

The presents are unwrapped, gifts that you want to keep tucked away nicely; those that have to go back to the store because of a wrong size or colour set aside.

The kids are still hyped up from pre-Christmas anticipation and you’ve decided to ditch work for the rest of the year.

Now what do you do?

The choices are endless.

For starters, take a walk on a beach and appreciate this country we are all privileged to live in. The exercise won’t be too bad for you either.

Get creative.

While you’re out on the beach pick up some shells, washed up coral, sea fans, horse eyes; whatever you can find from Mother Nature that would make unique Christmas decorations or gifts for next year.

You’ve undoubtedly made memories this Christmas past. Share them.

Take the pictures you took of your kids unwrapping their presents and create a scrapbook for grandparents and great-grandparents who didn’t get to spend Christmas with you.

If you do have children it’s probably a given that they received new toys this Christmas.

Now is a good time to work together to pick out the old toys and donate them to charities in the Cayman Islands that have thrift shops.

For those of you who got new household goods or clothes, take your gently worn items to the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre. They will be greatly appreciated.

Go for a visit.

The elderly in our community need attention year-round; not just at Christmas. Share your time with someone older than you and make it a habit. Our elderly are so full of wisdom and have so much to offer. All we have to do is make the effort to really get to know them.

If you don’t have young children at home, offer to baby sit today or this weekend and give young parents a break. Christmas can be overwhelming for many, especially new parents or parents of active toddlers.

However you decide to spend this day, the staff and management of Cayman Free Press hope that you had a wonderfully blessed Christmas.

And it is our wish that you have a prosperous and happy New Year.