A Holiday Message

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A Holiday Message

By Bryan Hayes

 

Joy
Love
Peace
Family
Opening
Presents
Nostalgic
 Connection
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Tis, the season
and the reasons are many
For some, they receive little
For others, they receive plenty
Tis, the season
and the reasons are many
For some, it is dreary
For others, it is merry
Tis, the season
and the reasons are many
For some, there is fear
For others, there is holiday cheer
While this once again the happy and joyous holiday season, it is not necessarily happy and joyous for everyone.
For those, especially this year, who are already struggling financially the holidays only exacerbate those struggles.
For those, especially this year, who do not get to see their family as has been a holiday tradition it can lead to sadness and depression.
While this is the season when we think that everything is merry and cheerful, maybe this can also be a time not only open up gifts but also our hearts, to an understanding that this year especially may be more difficult.   It may be an opportune time to check on not only family, but friends, and not only friends but also neighbors to ensure that they are ok.   For those feeling, maybe for the first time, that they are not ok.  It is ok to not feel ok, even during this the holiday season.
This may be the season but for many reasons you may be feeling not yourself, and there is no shame either in seeking medical attention, or speaking to a professional.