I’m going to leave you with my last footprint for 2018. This blog and its contents will continue in 2019.
For many children across the world, December holiday is probably the most exciting time of the year.
Why? They get to give and receive gifts – those little faces which simply lit up as they tear open the wrapping paper waiting to see what they got.
For many adults – family and friends, the holidays this time of year is a time to celebrate and spend quality time with those you love. And of course, receiving and giving presents to one another.
However, what about many many children out there in the streets, cities, forests etc. who doesn’t have the luxury of celebrating the holidays?
It’s a fight for survival, needing to know where their food is going to come from next. What about all the adults out there, who don’t have the money to buy any food or presents? Who must look their children in the eyes knowing they can’t even buy a $1 plastic toy because they literally don’t have $1 to spend. What about all the people out there who have lost loved ones, be it family or friends? Knowing that this time of year would be the first year they are going to spend the night alone because their other half has passed away.
You see, it’s supposed to be a festive happy time of the year.
And for many it is. But I want to shed light upon those who can’t celebrate it the way one would usually do. There are many who don’t have the mental capacity to grasp some sort of happiness emotion. Many people who don’t have the finances to buy food or presents. And people who face grief and sadness, maybe even horror.
I’m one of these people. I must look into my children’s’ eyes and let them know that mommy and daddy can’t afford delicious food or presents because we’re struggling financially.
We as a family have learned the hard way.
I am so incredibly blessed to have two children who still smile and joke around, even if they don’t receive any gift or candy stick. They would run to mommy and daddy and hug us, whispering in our ears… “We love you. Don’t worry, you’ll see, things are going to get better.”
Yes, this shoots a lump to my throat every single time and a waterfall explodes from my eyes. How I wish I could give my children a better life. But I also know that at this stage, I’m doing the best that I can. Daddy is doing the best he can.
So, I’m calling all of you who don’t feel much joy within your hearts and who struggle to smile during this time of the year.
Know that you are not alone. Know that this is only temporary. This too shall pass.
I’ll find a candle and myself, hubby and our two children will light it. We’ll ask the Divine to send out loving energy to all of you, in fact, to all of humankind and fill every single living being’s heart with love and joy. We’ll blow it out and watch as the words materialize within your heart during this time.
I wish every one of you a wonderful holiday.
Be kind and gentle to yourself.
Most importantly, be patient with yourself.
Ash B. and Family
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