I wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Don't lose courage - though this year we learned the hard way what beloved John Donne wrote in 1624:
'No Man is an Island'No man is an island entire of itself; every manis a piece of the continent, a part of the main;if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europeis the less, as well as if a promontory were, aswell as any manner of thy friends or of thineown were; any man's death diminishes me,because I am involved in mankind.And therefore never send to know for whomthe bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
I do hope with all my heart that there is still a lot of time till that happens -
and that we enjoy our lives, feeling grateful among all our sorrows, grateful for being alive.
So: I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.