We all know how it goes. The hustle and the bustle of the season. Most of us complain but I think deep down, we wouldn't have it any other way.
As little children, we are excited beyond definition. Some of us even suffered from "Christmas Sickness." I know I did.
If we're lucky, we marry and have children of our own, or at least family and friends to join us in all of the festivities. Every parent will understand this well defined description by my sister of what we do to our kids during the holidays: "We do our best to work them into a frenzy and then get mad at them when we've succeeded."
We carry on traditions or start our own. It's a time of such fun and laughter.
Yet, there comes a time when a bit of that Christmas magic is taken away. Perhaps we have lost a loved one, or a family member is serving in the military and can't be home, a recent divorce, or loss of a job. Like many of you , I've suffered one or all of these.
So today, I'd like to acknowledge anyone that's feeling blue. Please know you're not alone and not forgotten. Christmas may never be the same but it can become good again. Hang onto the memories of those you have lost, dream of their smiles and hugs. If you can't be with those you love this Christmas, love the ones you're with. If you don't have the "love of your life," love yourself. You're worth it. If you're without work, know people are praying for you.
I am going to end this by using Macy's sales pitch:
I do think this one word says it all. Believe in yourself. Believe in others. Believe you can be happy again. Believe in Santa. Believe in miracles. Believe in love. Believe.