Webster's dictionary explanation of the word "choices" is:
worthy of being chosen,
selected with care,
or the act of choosing.
The act of "choosing" is what God has given to each one of us. Our freedom of choosing.
As we go into the "Christmas In July" celebration, we now have to make many choices. I do not know each one of our ladies personally at "FNF", but I do know what widowhood is like at holiday times. I have been there and know some of the negative feelings. I can personally tell you, God will be with you. He will help you every minute of each day.
But we still have a "choice". We can hold onto our grief and be nonproductive, or we can give the grief to God. Ask God to give you the strength to "select with care" the activities that are there to help you get back into celebrating life. Whether it is celebrated on July 15th or December 25th.
Choose to celebrate the life that God has given only to you. He has a plan for you and it is up to you to make these choices. Choose to celebrate the birth of Christ with your friends and family. Choose to help others that are grieving. This just might be a very nice time for you and your friends, because you did choose to make the right decision.