Christmas at the Mosque

This is my favorite time of year for so many reasons I love that the entire town is lit up with holiday lights, the jolly atmosphere, the hallmark and lifetime channel holiday movies, the gift giving, the shopping, the sales, holiday break from schools and work, and mostly amidst it all families are brought together for quality time.

As many of you may already know my family and I do not religiously celebrate Christmas. However we do enjoy partaking in all the festivities from the Christmas tree decor to the holiday music and cheer through the season. In years past some of us would travel to embark on a journey of giving back to places abroad such as Nepal or Pakistan, some years we found ourselves traveling in the sandy beaches of Cancun, and some years we just watched movies and enjoyed the festivities right at home sipping on cider and hot cocoa.

This year by some luck none of us have any travel plans until after Christmas, we will all be in town. Our family decided to host a holiday feast in our local Mosque. This is an Open Table feast for our friends facing challenging times, those to who life has thrown a curve ball, and for those spending this holiday season alone away from friends and family. I am so excited to be spending this Christmas day in the spirit of giving back to those who are in need. We have teamed up with the local restaurants Himalayan Flavor, Puerto Vallarta, and Yellowstone Restaurant and they will be donating meals with the addition of our family bringing home cooked meals as well. What better way to celebrate the holiday than to enjoy a meal with someone in need whether in need of love, company, or simply a warm meal. It’s all about unity and spreading love!

Here is the article in our local newspaper informing the community of the event. For those of you in our little Southeast Idaho community you are welcome to join us. We are in need of volunteers!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas! May your day and evening be spent cuddled and cozied with your loved ones enjoying the traditions of years past and may you make even brighter and beautiful memories on this holiday to cherish for years to come. Happy Holidays!

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