As the holidays approach, sadness and loneliness tend to sneak into my life like unwanted party guests.  This has been my reality for over ten years.  You see, I don’t need any gifts, for I am truly satisfied with what I have.  What I need is a sense of family and belonging.  It’s the wildest feeling I’ve ever experienced.  As I have stated before, I often times feel like an extended branch from a tree with no roots.  I continue to endure.  However, even though this is my reality, please don’t let my sadness and loneliness act as an impediment on your happiness and fullness.  Holidays shouldn’t be about commerce, they should be about conversations, laughter, togetherness, and most of all love.  We have gotten so far away from those things that for some, when those things are experienced, it can feel awkward.  It shouldn’t be that way.  If you have people in your life that you truly love, and in turn, they love you as well, please let them know not by social media posts, but time.  Time.  Time is not always on our side.  Therefore, we should never take time for granted.  For some families, this holiday season will be one or more family members short.  For others, this holiday season will be one or more family members more.  Whatever the case may be for you, spend time, not money.  Make memories, not purchases.  Here’s my advice; eat until you are full, laugh until you can’t breathe, speak until there is nothing left to say, and hold on to those memories for days when life is hard.  I firmly believe that love will happen to me one day.  Until then, I will keep the light of hope on.  Happy Holidays Family.  Patrick

This week, please do something for someone other than yourself for no other reason than to make their lives better.  Don’t do it because it’s the holiday season.  Help someone because it’s genuinely the right thing to do.  As always, if you make it to where you’re going, please don’t forget to leave a map for the rest of us.

One thought on “Holidays.

  1. DAWN HUNT December 12, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    Your words touch my soul, as I read My tears I cannot hold. The boldness and courage it takes to uncovers the past and reveal your soul. It’s easy to fold but it takes a strong man to admit his mistakes and take control. I apologize to you for all the people who hurt you. I do this not because I have to, but because i want too. It pleases me to be able to feel the real essence of a man specifically when it’s so rare. Loneliness in a world full of ignorance can make you turn away from everything you say you miss. I pray that God will give you the eyes to see your Queen when she represents. Yes a representative of you but this time when she walks you’ll realize she’s the other half of you.


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