Happy Holidays from my family to yours. I know that the holidays are a time for family, sharing and giving. A time to reflect on what has passed in anticipation of what is to come.
I want us to remember those who are not in a place to celebrate in a way that evokes all these feelings. I want us to remember those who are sick, those who have been abandoned by family, or have had to make the choice of severing ties with toxic family members.
Let’s remember those reliving trauma, or have lost loved ones who they once made memories with. Remember people living in poverty and experiencing food shortage. Remember the houseless. Pray for them and hopefully take action to help in any way you can.
Love on the little ones who are experiencing their first Christmas, and the ones who are fighting for their lives.
May this be a great day for those who couldn’t buy gifts for anyone, but gave their time and love to everyone around them, because that is what counts the most.
Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah and Happy festivities to those who simply show up for the food.
Photo by Marie Andrew