This is the time of year that is set aside to celebrate. For each of us, the celebration is different. For most (I hope), this is a joyous time of year. But sadly, for many, this is perhaps the hardest time of year that they have to face. So I offer to all these few simple words. These words may not ease the burden of life upon your shoulders, but perhaps it will remind you that you are never alone in your struggles of life each day.
For those whom recently lost a close family member, a prayer is offered in hopes of helping them find the strength they need to carry on.
For those whom must spend this time of year alone, a wish is offered in hopes that the flame within will one day be fueled by the passion that their eventual soul mate will give them.
For those whom have lost touch with their Families, perhaps for reasons now forgotten, hope is offered so that the fences may be mended and you may one day celebrate this time of year with your family again.
For those who are celebrating this Holiday Season with their family and practicing the traditions passed down from the elders to the children, I ask that you remember. Remember those who feel lost today because of the loss of someone dear. Remember those who are alone today because they have no one to share this season with. And remember those who are alienated from their Families, no matter the reason. This Holiday Season and all others to come, remember why you celebrate this time of year.
From my Family to Yours
May your Christmas be merry and
May your New Year be bright and
May this Holiday Season be filled with joy and love to last a lifetime for all
Lamar J. (aka Sir Metro)