With all of the challenges we've each faced this year, it seems like an eternity since last Christmas. But the year has come and gone and we're all different for it. Some of us are stronger. Some of us are wiser. And some of us are just new, like a caterpillar who's grown its wings. I won't begin to elaborate on or even imagine all of the different challenges we've each faced individually, but only acknowledge what has come from it; we're better for it.
As such, rather than sharing a story today, I just want to acknowledge the Holidays. So, with that said:
From my Home to Your's
While I acknowledge that not everyone might celebrate Christmas (Hell, I'm not even a Christian), I've personally found that I do treasure the holiday. The ideals of friends, family, warmth, and giving all appeal to me and hold a very special place in my heart. Many of us are working so hard, pushing towards that imaginary finish line only to keep dragging ourselves forward to the next one up the hill. I feel that this is a good time to stop, to breathe, and to acknowledge all of those struggles. Take some time to enjoy the touch of those you love, maybe share a drink or two, and don't forget that there are people out there that love and cherish you as I'm sure you do the same.
Be kind to yourself and to others...you deserve it more than any of you fully accept.
We'll return to the stories shortly. For now, I hope you have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and just a good day and week. I love you all and wish you the best.