We’ve all had joys & losses, smiles & tears this year. This is my ode to all in a distressed world.
This year has been unlike any other and this holiday season, unlike any other. 2020 has seen all of us grieving in one way or another. Some of you have lost loved ones, experienced business failures, had a spouse who was furloughed or laid off, a home burned in the wildfires or were victims of floods or hurricanes. This all piled on top of a deeply dystopian political nightmare. One thing seems for sure, many of us have been robbed of our usual holiday traditions because of COVID-19.
Even if you haven’t experienced some of the big losses that others have, you may be grieving the loss of your ability to gather with family & friends or are experiencing the loss of feeling safe and secure. With the pandemic spiking aggressively, it’s entirely understandable why you might feel more anxious about any out of home activities.
Perhaps you’ve struggled with a change in roles as you’ve had to juggle working from home while homeschooling your kids. Or perhaps it’s that that once amazing new business idea, has now been rendered undoable.
Maybe you’re still reeling from the seemingly relentless shattering of upcoming plans and dreams. Graduations, weddings, vacations, cruises and festivals may have been repeatedly postponed, severely modified or shelved completely.
For me, missing my father’s 90th birthday, a dear uncle’s funeral and not being able to visit members of my family for ten months and counting, has definitely taken a toll.
We’re all feeling pain somehow. This holiday season is a time fraught with emotion, grief and loss. It’s normal if you feel like you’re on a perpetual roller coaster ride of ups and downs, joy and pain and everything in between.
In the midst of it all I wish you moments of peace, healing and enough lightheartedness to sustain you.
I wish you strength to get though whatever it is that you need to get through. In the midst of any difficulties, I wish you moments of clarity. I wish for you more restful sleeps so that you can better face the next day.
Above all, I wish you hope.
I invite you to believe as I do, that we are all headed into a better year.
I am right here in your corner, and I will do anything I can to help you get back on your game.
Here’s to your resilience, wellbeing and as much happiness as these times can allow!