I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you I will be thinking of you this Christmas.... you who are all alone... you who have no one with whom to revel and as such don't feel much like 'celebrating'. Perhaps you have ended a relationship.... or, if you're like me, you have not had a relationship this millennium.
Perhaps a loved one has passed... or, if you're like me, your entire family has passed on.
So what to do when you have no traditions? No one to kiss under the mistletoe, no one to exchange gifts with?
I have found my peace by opening my heart to others, especially those in greater emotional need than I. I have spent tons of time on Facebook this week, consoling those who feel sad or slighted for one reason or another. And I have enjoyed contacting friends and loved ones past to tell them I am thinking of them and how they have enriched my life.
I would love to think that my circumstances will be very different next year. But if they are not, I will just have to find additional ways to share love as well as even more for which to be grateful.... because despite my current trials and tribulations, statistics tell me I have it better than 90% of the inhabitants of the planet.
And so dear one, Merry Christmas to you. You will be in my heart tonight... and my thoughts tomorrow.