Good day to all. Here we are mid-week again. Today I just want to add a few words of encouragement to all - my mind has been going the past couple days.
There is so much going on in people's lives. Many have spouses that are ill and going through much. Many have lost loved ones or pets in the past months and year. Some are battling illness themselves.
December and the holidays are not for everyone! THAT IS OK!!!!!!!
I understand going through the holidays without those special someone's is awful. Over the years I have lost siblings, both parents, cousins, friends and my very special beloved husband. The FIRST is always the worst. They all hurt, but with love of family and friends the pain becomes a bit less. But there will always be a hole in the season.
I guess my advice is to just do what feels right for you. Don't let chaos take over - regain and control your life - turn chaos into calm.
Don't worry about the presents. It isn't about the presents - it is about the presence of love and hope in our lives. There truly is hope.
Grief and sadness are a given in this life on earth. It cannot be avoided. Yet, we can control how we let it affect us. If you do not want to celebrate - then don't. Don't be bullied into it either.
I choose to remember! Those memories take me back in time, if for just a moment, and to those dear loved ones that are gone. I feel like remembering and sharing keeps their light shining and alive.
I know not everyone is spiritual, and that is your private choice. I am - so I speak of God and faith often. I just feel I have something special in my life that no one take away, it is mine.
Christmas is much more to me than celebrations and gifts.
I also believe we should live the goodness and kindness each and every day. NOT just once a year.
I hope you feel like you can share here. I hope you each feel a bit of love and cared for here.
I wish goodness and happiness for all. If you feel sadness - reach out.
No matter how you spend December - try to make it a good month.
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill.... is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire; it is the time for home.
I hope you all feel at home here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a wonderful day.