It is Christmas eve 2020 and tomorrow is the first pandemic Christmas most of us have ever experienced. Many families and friends will not be able to gather as they normally would have, and everything and everyone is held at the mercy of this virus. Though we may all be separated, kept away from one another out of fear of this illness, we are not apart.
The spirit of giving is alive and well, the spirit of love and connection with those we love is still as strong as ever. Phones will be buzzing, video chats and calls, love will still be spread, hearts will still touch, even when the body cannot. This holiday season has been, is very different, but the love, caring, and connection amongst one another is still there.
Covid-19 may have dealt the world a horrific blow, it may have taken many from us, sickened even more, but it will not win. So long as we cling to that which matters most; family, friends, love, giving of ourselves to others, this sickness will not win!
I myself had Covid-19 in early March of this year, many of my friends had it, several passed away and will never be forgotten. This year we can honor their memories, we can honor all of their memories, by giving to others, loving one another, and celebrating the season the best we can. Whether or not we are together or far, our hearts are as close as ever.
I can promise you this, the saying, “it’s always darkest before the dawn,” stands as adamant truth. The darkness we’ve all been dealt is finite, it has an end, and the end is near for this horrible illness, I can assure you as much.
Peace, joy, and love to all of you…