This is my last blog of 2020 before I take a deep dive into holiday food preparations and gift wrapping. I will miss my family members who cannot be with us this year, and I will shed a few tears. (I always do, even in the best of years.) I am sure you understand and know that this year will be different for all of us. But I also hope that we all will work hard to experience some merriment.
Some of you will find yourself alone and falling down a bit on the “merry” part, and I am thinking of you. Please know that, in my eyes, you are the most merry. Your merriment shows in your isolation, your social distancing, your masks and your sacrifices. You are showing your love each and every day. You are to be admired and cherished.
So, what are you waiting for? Eat tons of chocolate, paint your nails glittery blue, maximize on beach reads, and watch your favorite holiday rom com. You have been responsible enough. Now pamper yourself and be a bit trivial. You are so deserving.
And don’t forget to reach out to all those who mean so much to you. Make those calls, write those e-mails and texts, be present on social media if that is your thing, and go out on your balcony and wave to your neighbor. What you will get in return is messages of love and caring, just what you need right now.
Be happy, be safe, be well and be hopeful. And I will see you in the new year.