Inclusive Voices: The Warm Glow of Holiday Lights

By Sunrise Group on December 1, 2016

Inclusive Voices is a series of featured guest bloggers, including but is not limited to self-advocates, family members, Sunrise Board members, volunteers and other vocal advocates for people with disabilities. The independent, personal and unique views expressed here are meant to reflect the diversity of the greater disabilities community. We hope you will join us to help focus on all people, their talents, skills and accomplishments.

Please keep in mind that the views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Sunrise Community, Inc. and/or any of our affiliates. All bloggers are guests stating personally held opinions.

Please keep in mind that the views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Sunrise Community, Inc. and/or any of our affiliates. All bloggers are guests stating personally held opinions.


Guest Blogger: By Hector Valencia,
Volunteer


Now that thanksgiving is over, Christmas is around the corner. Everything is so exciting about the holidays. Everybody gets together with their families and friends. It's that time of the year where everybody listen to Christmas music everywhere they go. The thing about Christmas is that is always fun, people go shopping or they go vacation to visit their love ones, new Christmas movies come out in theaters, and some of them people can see them on Hallmark Channel. They are always plenty of Christmas movies to watch in that channel if you ask me.

On one hand, it will be my first Christmas in eight years without snow. Sure, the snow is so nice and everything for Christmas, but to me, it was hard to get around when I was living in Utah. When I was in college , I had to get around to go to classes or go to work, and it was not pretty. Plus, I used to be a delivery man for the Disability Services at Weber State University, and sometimes was kinda impossible to do it, I mean I still did it because it was part of my job, and I loved doing it, but sometimes it was very difficult to get around campus to get things for the office. And plus I was pretty fast so that's why I offer to do it.

On the other hand, I will not have to deal with the snow this Christmas because I moved to Florida , and the weather is kinda nice, so that's a plus. I can get around pretty easily, and I can enjoy the holidays more without being stuck in the snow.

Another thing is about Christmas is Christmas lights. Usually when I get off from work, I go around the neighborhood to see different houses with Christmas lights. I enjoy doing that because I think it's very entertaining to see how people decorate their houses every year. Some of them, they put a extremely effort and decorate their entire houses, which is very impressive because it takes time to do that. However, some of them just put a light here and there, and the call it good, which is fine too. I mean to each it's own.

Hopefully this Christmas, everybody would have time to spend it with their family and friends, and do fun things during their holidays.

Merry Christmas!