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Marie Dawn Connors

17.04.19320 – 01.02.2019

Always loved. Always missed.

People Are Hurting Let's Be Kind

Christmas is a time when every form of media is pushing family and connectivity. It means a great deal to us to come together. There are those, however, who are either alone or feel alone. At some point in our lives this will be us. We can even be with many people yet feel lonelier than if we were by ourselves. Perhaps we have lost someone or something that we thought made us who we are. Sometimes we just can’t connect. We don’t always feel comfortable around others.

If we feel this way, we need to remind ourselves that we can go through the motions and if, occasionally, we find ourselves laughing or even enjoying the spirit of the season, it’s OK. It doesn’t mean we are forgetting or leaving anybody behind. It just means that for a brief time we experienced an emotion that is also a part of life. Allow yourself that brief respite. It’s your right. You’ve lived long enough to know your rights and happiness is one of them.

Joy belongs to everyone. It is ours to claim, to accept, when it comes by haphazardly skipping into our heart. When Yuletide happiness lights, fleetingly, on our soul to dance, don’t try to capture it or hold onto it. Allow it to be what it wants to be. The harder we try to control it the less control we will have. Like a star that appears brighter in the corner of our eye and fades when we look right at it.

There will be those among us who feel this way. Allow them the space to join in at their pace but reassure them that they are welcome. We can reserve judgement or at the very least, question our own impulse to comment. People are hurting in the holiday season. Let’s be kind.

Not Just Christmas

Certainly, in the US there are many Holidays this time of year. It is, after all, the ‘Holiday Season’. But Christmas has its unique atmosphere. In the UK, Europe and Canada Christmas is a magical time and while the Northern Hemisphere cools and becomes white with snow, too much sometimes, the Southern Hemisphere heads in Summer and beach weather. But everywhere you begin to notice the scents, colours and emotions you had left behind for a year.

The fruit is different and the smell and type of food changes. These changes trigger emotions and memories, some distant, some recent. Perhaps you long for a time past when things seemed simpler, even easier, or you are looking forward to new life, new memories to create and savour. Allow the spirit of Christmas to work its magic on you and it will ingrain the Yuletide traditions with new memories. Allow yourself the gift of the season.

You know how to do Christmas. Of course, we at MDC would love to help but you’ve got it under control.

Merry Christmas