|kindness photograph :: by alifethroughthelens|
i love the holidays.
i really do.
the festive fun. the visiting. the get-togethers.
the family time.
the beautiful focus on handmaking throughout the season.
but i know that beyond the fun & merriment, there are many of our loved ones, dear friends, vital parts of our communities that know the Holidays to be...
a lonely time.
a sad time
a grievous time.
a time of loss and missing.
an anxious time: being with family, being away from family, wishing for family.
a very stressful time.
our hugs go out to all of you, loves.
how can we help?
what can we do?
what helps you get thru difficult holidays?
i've been wondering about this much of late. i'm so happy we all work on the joy part this time of year, but i think i need to work on the *comforting* part. i ask... how can we better comfort those close to us during the holidays?
i hope, dear friends, we can reach out to those around us who need our love.
to strangers, aquaintances, dear friends, loved ones who need to feel our love and support everyday, especially during the holidays.
how are you feeling about the holidays?
a hug from me to you.
comfort & joy cards :: by hitchcock creative