Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for a Happy New year.
I’d like to spare a thought this Christmas for all those who are lonely, or devastated by terrible news. Not everyone is surrounded by family and friends at Christmas. Perhaps someone you know will be at home eating baked beans alone. I know someone who is. His partner works shifts as a hospice carer, she will be working Christmas day, so he will be alone. Fortunately, they are having their celebration the day after on Boxing Day with a big family get together.
My heart goes out to my daughter’s friend this Christmas. Her mum is terminally ill with cancer and will not live much longer. I feel for her and her brother who are overwhelmed with much responsibility and sadness at such a young age. To add to their plight their parents are separated and they are young adults living alone.
Reflecting upon these overwhelming emotions are perhaps one of the reasons why I became a writer – to express those emotions that are not always easy to understand or to live with. Life can be cruel, but it can also be wonderful. So, I am going to spare a kind thought for her family this Christmas, and hope she finds the strength to deal with the ordeal that will surely follow. From what my daughter has told me she is a resourceful, admirable young woman, and I am sure her mother would be so proud of all she is doing.
2017 hasn’t been the best of years, has it?
There has been much senseless violence, sadness and loss of life, but I discovered a wonderful tweet from one of my writing hero’s: Stephen King which lifted my spirits …
Wishing for you all acts of love and ordinary kindness this holiday season. In the end, you know, most people are good.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 22, 2017
Let’s hope that 2018 is a better year and that ordinary kindness and love will prevail.
Do enjoy the festivities, smile a lot, drink and be merry for life is short, but make it sweet.
I will be taking a bit of blogging break for a few days but I’ll be back in the New Year.
Much love, xxxx
Merry Christmas to you too. Cancer really does suck. I hope that ordinary kindness and love will prevail. 🙂
Happy Christmas, Marje – and all the best for 2018 🙂
And to you Mary. Happy writing, reading 2018! Xxx
Thanks for sharing, Marje. Christmas Blessing! <3 xo
Hope you had a lovely Christmas Bette. <3
Pause for thought this Christmas morning. It’s a tough time of year for so many. Happy Christmas to you and look forward to a happy blogging new year 😁
Thank you Marjorie and wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New Year… ♥
And to you dear Sally. Xxx
A beautiful message that reminds us that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Here´s to a good 2018 to everyone. Happy New Year, dear Marje <3 😀
Yes thank you for commenting and appreciating my message. Even in darkness there is light. All the best for a sparkling New Year filled with brilliance, hope and love. 🙂 xxx
Such a poignabt post Marje. Wishing you all good things for the new year and always. And I loved ‘the King’s’ quote! 🙂 xxx Holiday hugs <3
Thank you Debby.Yes, the King’s quote is awesome. All.the best to you too Debby, for much happiness in the year to come. Xxx
Thank you Marje. 🙂 xxx
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I hope you and your beloved ones had a good and peaceful Christmas despite the bad news…
I spent the Holidays alone because of big troubles in my family. But it has been okay, a quiet and calm evening. I ate a wonderful meal, chatted a little, worked on a short story, sorted pictures… 😉
Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m sorry to hear you spent the time alone due to family troubles but glad you put it to good use. There is nothing like a little peace and quiet to write. Wishing you a Happy New Year. 🙂
I wish you a Merry Christmas and I hope you have a prosperous and creative New Year, sis. xxx
All the best to you too Adele. Had a lovely Christmas and enjoying time up in Edinburgh with the folks for New Year, xx