It’s Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
The last couple of years have been incredibly tough, relentlessly traumatic and even though it’s the festive season, I know it is not the happiest time for everyone.
So first off, I am sorry if you are feeling sad. I really am. It sucks and you shouldn’t be and I’m not sure my words will comfort you but I want you to know that you are loved and that you will be okay – maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow – but you need to know you will be okay.
We can’t have you losing hope, now can we?
Remember what Christmas is… tenderness for the past, courage for the present and hope for the future. That’s how we get Christmas in our hearts, by acknowledging those 3 things. And love, of course. Loving loud. That loud, loud love!
That’s also my next point.
I want to remind you that you have people who love you. You really do! There are so many people who care about you, and they will help you in ways that you can’t even imagine right now. I promise you this. Reach out if you’re feeling sad. Phone that friend. Send that message. Put the word out. Cause there will always be a hand to grab.
And please learn to be kinder to yourself.
Be gentle with your thoughts. Whisper purposefully to yourself while providing assurance that you really are extending your best effort. Console your bruised and tender spirit with reminders of many other successes. Offer comfort in practical and tangible ways – as if you were encouraging your dearest friend.
Cause you really are a dear friend.
Sending you so much love and light and Christmas feelings from my heart today. To anyone who reads this.
And the loudest love.