Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Holiday Consideration...

I am going to offer you an unconventional message in celebration of Christmas and Hanakkah. It comes from my friend Felicia Michell who sent me these thoughtful words recently on Facebook. It reverberated with me since I lost my younger brother Steve last March to a heart attack and the effects of diabetes.

"Just some thoughts as we enter the holiday season. It is important to remember that not everyone is looking forward to the holidays. Some people are not surrounded by large wonderful families. Some of us are having problems during Christmas and may be overcome with great sadness when we remember the loved ones who are not with us. 

For many it is our first Christmas or Hanakkah without a particular loved one and many others have lost loved ones at this time. And, many people have no one to spend these times with and are overcome with loneliness. We all need caring, loving thoughts right now. 

May I ask my friends, wherever you might be, to kindly post this status for one hour to give a moment of support to all those who are having family troubles, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and just need to know that someone cares. Do it for all of us, for no one is immune. I hope to see this on the walls of all my friends. I did it for a friend and you can too!" 

My thanks to Felicia for reminding us of the somber side of the holidays, and reminding me of the losses that all of us occasionally feel at this time of year. 

My warmest wishes to all for a lovely time over the holidays!