Christmas comes but once a year as the saying goes. For some that is one too many, as those of a similar disposition to me (some at least), find this time very depressing and lonely. I feel for such individuals, I really do, but thankfully for me, I'm not one of them.
I have always enjoyed Christmas ever since childhood. For the life of me I cannot remember what kind of Christmas time we had at home in the late 1950's and early 1960's, but I have no recollections of them being unhappy?. And to be fair, Mum and Dad did their best to ensure we had something under the tree to open on Christmas day.
In later life, even at my worst with alcohol and drug abuse, I managed to capture some kind of inner peace as the words of 'Silent Night' and 'Oh Come All Ye Faithfull' filtered through church doors as I passed by.
So my heart goes out to all who are having a bad time right now, nothing is helped of course with the bitterly cold weather we are all cowering against. But from the bottom of my heart I do wish one and all a very Happy Christmas, and a peaceful and much more positive new year.