This is very difficult for most people this year. It hurts to be kept away from loved ones. Some people are struggling to even put food on their tables, or keep roofs over their heads this year.
I am very fortunate.
I get to see my loved ones (they are part of my permitted ‘bubble’), and I found a job in a field that is considered essential (construction), so I’m able to have a relatively normal Christmas this year. I know this isn’t the case for everyone, even most, and I just wanted everyone to know that I’m thinking of you, and keeping you in my heart.
A paltry thing, I know. It doesn’t help you any, when you’re hurting so. I wish I could do more. I wish I could send everyone money and gifts, food baskets and warm things this Christmas. My equivalent of ‘thoughts and prayers’ is nothing.
Perhaps one day I’ll be in an even more fortunate place, and I’ll be able to ensure many more people have food on their tables and roofs over their heads.
For now, all I have is my love, and a wish - that your Christmas Eve is filled with warmth and love, and that there is enough of that in the world that you can feel its soft, radiant glow wherever in the world you are.
You are loved. We’ll see each other again soon. Hang in there.