While many people feel rosy-cheeked and bright-eyed as they hustle and bustle while whistling Silver Bells, others hang on tight until the festivities pass.
If you're white-knuckling your way through the parties and yuletide (for whatever reason), be encouraged today.
Remember . . .
no matter what you've done
what's been done to you.
You are beautiful
no matter what size you've blacked out on your jeans
what you see when you look in the mirror.
You have worth
whether you're ill in body or mind,
whether you're able to contribute a little or a lot.
Your dreams are possible
no matter how many No's you've heard along the way
how invisible you feel.
To the sad and lonely, the hurting and depressed, the broken and defeated:
There is hope,
you are loved.
Whether you know it or believe it,
you matter, my friend.
May peace and hope surround you this day and in the coming days. Reach out if you need help.
There is always someone waiting to be what you need.