This Christmas – together yet apart

Christmas is a time of feeling bright, joyful. A time when happiness should overflow as it fills our hearts, souls and bodies. When kindness crushes the walls that some people build around them and when forgiveness wins over grudge. This time of the year our homes get filled with the scent of gingerbread and with colorful twinkle of lights on a Christmas tree. A truly idyllic time of the year.

Until now we took all these things for granted, they felt like something obvious that comes at the end of any December. 2020 turned the world upside down & completely rearranged our lives. Instead of regular meetings we had to invest in masks, gloves and hand sanitizers. Of course the year with covid introduced a lot of fear and uncertainty to our hearts. We all were worried about our families and friends. I lost my uncle, maybe some of you also had to say the last goodbye to a relative or someone who was close to you. In the pile of this year’s misfortune please join me and refuse to lose your hope. Maybe this is the right time to find happiness in the tiniest good things, to understand all over again that we don’t need much to feel content. Yes, I miss travelling, I miss live contact with other people, with friends but I’m imagining how thrilled I will be when I can do these things again.

For tomorrow, for Christmas I’m wishing each and every one of you plenty of health for these wicked times. The saying “you got everything if you got good health” is especially accurate this year. Have faith and believe that 2021 will bring us relief. I know this Holiday will be quite different, but hopefully not worse or less cheerful. Stay strong! From my heart to your heart – Merry Christmas!

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17 thoughts on “This Christmas – together yet apart

  1. Perfumelover67 says:

    Merry Christmas to you too, Lucas! Enjoy the precious time with your family! Let’s keep our hopes and be very positive that the new year will bring bright and happier days to everyone. 🎄

  2. Nose Prose says:

    Merry Christmas to you too! Each remaining day this year, we will get a little more sunshine.

  3. hajusuuri says:

    Merry Christmas my dear. Yes, 2020 was difficult but I have to also say that when one anticipates difficulty, it feels less so than an unexpected devastating event.

    Stay well and stay safe! (I also read somewhere “Stay Positive, Test Negative”)

  4. Jillie says:

    Wishing you and your readers a happy Christmas, and hoping for 2021 to be so much better for us all. Even though meeting with people is not possible, it’s great to make contact virtually, and this helps so much. Imagine the old days before the internet, when a telephone call was expensive – now we can “see” and “talk” to loved ones every day, and that eases the pain of not being with one another! Take care everyone.

  5. shelly says:

    Merry Christmas and stay safe.

  6. rickyrebarco says:

    Beautiful message, Lucas. I agree that this year has taught me to appreciate many things I used to take for granted. Let’s all hope for a healthier and happier 2021. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  7. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you Lucas. Wishing you a very safe and happy holiday season.

  8. Undina says:

    Merry Christmas to you Lucas! Enjoy this holiday, celebrate as if you chose whatever limitations this year imposed on you and not feel any regrets: we’re all hopeful that there will be many more wonderful Christmas celebrations. Meanwhile, let’s enjoy this one and be grateful to have people who we love and who love us.

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