A Beacon of Light

Extend an invitation
Care, really care.
Take time from the idyllic
or not-so-idyllic celebrations
to remember that some are
sad, alone, sick or mired in memories
of holiday’s past.

Let’s not make those who may feel
a sense of dread and sadness around the holidays
feel like outliers and less worthy of
love and companionship.

Instead, let them know that they are
special, worthy, and an integral part of our world.
Let them know they are seen, heard, understood
and with a magnitude of empathy let them know they are okay.
That they are not alone.

Enjoy your time with family, friends, and loved ones.
Make memories, be kind, take good self-care.
Make time to open your hearts.

Send a text, send two!
You just never know how far a simple,
“thinking about you” can stop the downward spiral
of Holiday blues, or can interrupt the survival mantra of
“I just have to make it until Tuesday.”

Let’s love each other. It IS our place to check in on friends.
Let our interconnectedness  be a beacon of light
not a cold four-day polar vortex.

Who will you reach out to?
Extend an invitation or just check in on?
Who will feel the warmth of your light?

©Alexis Rose, Photo by Josh Boot on Unsplash

Thank you for reading my memoir, Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph

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