Here’s a mind blowing statistic:
Since starting this blog two years ago it has been read by tens of thousands of people from over 40 different countries and counting. Everywhere from Liberia to Nicaragua to Norway. I could never have imagined that when I first started writing my thoughts down from this small jellybean of a house adrift on an island in the North Atlantic.
And, I just want to say from the bottom of my heart — thank you.
Each post I make along with each realization I get so much love and support from this little community of readers. If you only knew what a difference you all make in my life.
You’re all mensches, every one.
We finally made it to the holy grail of holidays.
For many of us the this is a time for revelry. In Newfoundland and Labrador, where I’m from, some folks practice the tradition of mummering — the seasonal dressing up in layers of clothing to create some sort of amalgam of man/woman/beast/clothes hamper.
But mummering aside, I have a small request to make of you: in the midst of all your revel rousing and frolicking, which you no doubt will do in fine style, I want you to me mindful of the friends and family who you know might be dealing with something a bit bigger than Christmas.
Not everyone is celebratory. Some people struggle a great deal. And at the risk of sounding like a fucking after school special, I just ask that you be mindful.
Because somebody somewhere is fighting a battle in absolute silence.
It doesn’t take a lot, just a minute out of your revelry to shoot them a message and let them know that you are there. And that you’re thinking of them — not out of pity or concern, but out of love of who they are and what they mean to you.
Sometimes a gesture as small as that can have a huge impact.
As far as this blog goes, in the coming year I’m going to try and evolve it (podcast? *hint hint*). So, stay tuned for that. We shall see how it all pans out.
Have a wonderful holiday season, and we’ll talk again real soon.