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Country music icon Dolly Parton’s song Hard Candy Christmas evokes a message of dealing with hardships during a Christmas season. This song resonates for us in this Christmas of 2020 (a pandemic year) because of COVID–19.

It also sends a message of hope that we all will get through this–as the lyrics say–I’ll be fine and dandy.

I first heard this song when it was played in that movie she had with the late Burt Reynolds—The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

As 2020 will finally end soon for us, as long as there is hope in this life, it is worth fighting for.



Dear COVID-19,

Ever since you had made your presence known worldwide as early as the beginning of this year 2020 until now with 2020 coming to a close by the end of this month, we have continuously strived to know more about you and how to handle whatever you had given us which unfortunately led to a loss of several lives as well as several lifestyle changes and a constant realignment of one’s life priorities.

Whatever messages you had been giving us as to how to deal with life overall, we do get it though we still could not figure out why you came into existence for us all. Was it an unfortunate fate or a by-product of our handling all of life’s resources which led to the consequence of your emerging existence?

Nevertheless, you must be aware by now that some potential opponents will be coming after you in the form of COVID-19 vaccines to help us fight against your never-ending punches. It may not kill nor eradicate you but hopefully, will weaken you. But this is not why I am writing to you today.

I am asking you now to please let us all observe the spirit of the incoming Christmas season by not making your presence to us so obvious unlike the rest of this past year.

I know that it is a fool’s errand to ask you of such a grand request. It is more like a David and Goliath scenario.

But please know that I have this steadfast belief that anything is possible during Christmas. As long as there is life, there is hope.

If you want to join the ranks of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Grinch, be my guest. Do not say that I did not warn you. If you think that your ongoing presence here is appreciated, please look into the mirror.

It is not too late to make a graceful exit.

Just me,