Hope, Comfort, and Joy

Christmastime and the end of the year holidays naturally lead us to introspection. The days are short, the weather is cold, and we usually have some time off from work and school. We have lots of time to think about the year gone by, and the one to come.

For many, it’s a season of joy, giving, and celebration. For others, it can be one of the hardest times of the year – from those who just get the holiday blues to those of us that wrestle with depression and anxiety. I hope we can all spend some of our year-end reflection finding hope and comfort, and sharing it with those that need it most. They’re in your life, I promise. Maybe they’re you.

Regardless of your religious views, I hope that this Christmas season will be a chance for you to reflect on what’s important to you, how you can move more towards being the person you want to be, and finding happiness and joy. Let’s take care of each other.