We awoke to a lovely day. The sun is shining, there is snow on the ground and the sky is blue. A perfect pre-Christmas day.
I would like to wish you all the most blessed of Christmas'. I am sure you have been rushing around trying to make everything perfect for your family. The house smells wonderful from the cooking, parcels are piling up under the tree and your sewing machine is starting to cool down.
It is important to remember in the midst of all the preperations of why we are celebrating and, despite our best efforts, we cannot make everything problem free. In fact, it is the mishaps that contribute to the memories.
Also, Christmas does not prevent tragedy. If you are experiencing difficulties, remember you are never alone. You might not be aware of how many people are thinking of you and care about you. If possible, get out and get together with others in similiar situations. Many churches and community groups serve meals to those who are in need. It doesn't matter if your need is financial, companionship or whatever, you will be welcome. It also helps to do something for others: serve, donate, visit, smile.
I have been where many of you may be so I understand and I do care.
Blessings to you all,