I’m not a religious person, but I do consider myself to be kind of spiritual. I don’t believe in God, but I believe in an unknown higher power. And I’d like, now that I’ve finished with all the food and the presents and the Christmas tv, to take a minute to send out a virtual prayer-type message.
I’ve been incredibly blessed this year, by all the generous people on Ravelry who’ve sent me enough presents to keep me occupied unwrapping for hours. And there are over a hundred Christmas cards adorning the walls of my home. A lot of the time I feel so very lonely, and it’s times like this when I realise I’m not. They may not be next door, or even a text message away, but there are a lot of people out there who care what happens to me. And I am so immensely thankful to that unknown higher power for that.
I’m thankful for my family. Even though we’ve become even more fragmented in recent months, I still love my family, and I know that they love me. And I’m thankful for my friends. Consistent friends, friends who drifted but are returning, and brand shiny new ones. All of you are amazing, and you keep me going.
I’m thankful for the Internet too. As a depressive shut-in, the Internet is my lifeline. I don’t get a thousand visitors a minute on this blog, but just knowing that my words are out there and have the possibility of being read by anyone, makes me feel important.
Merry Christmas to all you people out there. I hope you’ve had a good day, and I hope that tomorrow is good, and the next day and the next day. I hope that you are loved, and that you love. I hope that you enjoy what you do, whatever you do. I hope that you can smile occasionally and realise that perhaps life isn’t so bad after all.