This time of the year is hard on many people, myself included. It doesn’t matter how much time has gone nor that I found love again. Kenneth Smith’s leukemia diagnosis came on December 10 and he died 10 days later, 5 days before Christmas. It makes Christmas one of the hardest holidays for me. Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since he left this world. I miss him, my parents and my friends who’ve passed on.
Remember a little kindness goes a long way. Smile at strangers, let that person with one item go before you, if you see someone struggling help them. The holidays bring out the good in people, but it’s also depressing for others. Try not to make it harder.
I decorate to try to bring myself a little of that old magic I used to feel. It’s hard to be around others when depression hits. Putting on my mask and being cheerful is hard work.
So when you are around others try to remember things may not be as they appear. If you find yourself struggling call someone. Believe me when I say that the world would be dimmer without you. Your presence would be missed. In the states you can call 988 if you’re struggling. I am always there to listen.
Love, Peace and Light! Rita