The holidays are all about family. I tried to outrun that last year, to no avail. But this year it is my decision to embrace it fully. This will be the best year of my family – the family I have chosen. My friends are my family of choice and as such they are the cream of the crop.
There will be dinners and gatherings, wine and laughter. There will be sharing and loving and toasts and meals and good food and conversations. The Christmas tree is only half decorated, to make sure that ornaments are hung with those who mean the most. Company is coming and I am excited. And this Christmas will be the first of many happy ones.
There will be no more grief. Because the fact is, even though there has been so much loss, I am not alone. I am surrounded by everything and everyone that I want. The foundation on which my life is built is fertile ground. And it is within my reach to have the life of my dreams, full of love, happiness fulfillment.
Life is short. And it’s what we make it. We can decide to drown in all the negative that happens, or we can rise above and soar. I will always soar. The view is so much better from up high.