Taken from the archives...still important today. Merry Christmas to my friends who celebrate. Sending hugs, strength and peace to those who struggle with this day.
Many people are neck-deep in gift-wrapping, baking, and planning last minute runs to the supermarket and mall.
Others are done with Christmas preparations and are celebrating the arrival of faraway family and friends who have returned for the holiday festivities.
And others are wishing the next few days away.
People arrive at Christmas from many different journeys; some are marked by love and Norman Rockwellian images of love and belonging, and others have ghosts of Christmas past, scarred by pain and trauma.
Regardless of the lens through which you view Christmas, there are gifts you can give to others which cost nothing, but can change lives.
Merry Christmas, friends. You ARE worth it. Enjoy your day, on your terms.