I wanted to pop online for a quick Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays! I hope everyone has a wonderful time off from the daily grind spent with family or on your own enjoying whatever it is you love doing. Have a lot of fun and delicious food around the family table or go out and watch the new Force Awakens with good friends (which is what I’ll be doing)! Spend the day communing with Nature if the Spirit moves you. Whatever you do with your time off, I hope it’s wonderful!
For those who have lost loved ones this past year–whether immediate family, beloved friends, or special fur-babies–I hope you find healing and are able to move on with your lives. I know it’s especially hard to be so filled with sorrow while those around you are festive and cheerful. This can also be a difficult time of year if you suffer from depression or other mental illness. Draw strength from family and friends.
If you need help or support that is unavailable, please call 1-800-273-8255. (National Suicide Hotline)
If you are GLBTQIA and find yourself in a difficult position or feel alone and unable to cope, please call 1-888-246-4564. GLBTQIA youth can also call 1-800-246-7743. If you prefer to remain absolutely anonymous, you can find help online at http://www.glbthotline.org.
I know all of that seems like a downer to most of you, but not everyone has great family or friends on which to rely. I am extremely lucky in that regard and know it and am very grateful for it.
If you don’t have the holiday off, that sucks. I used to have to work on the holidays and it’s no fun. I hope you get to spend some time with your loved ones.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!