Lonely This Christmas?



Christmas is a time of joy, laughter, indulgent delicacies, conversations, long lunches, carols, worship, delight and dreams.

Amidst the green, white and the splashes of red there are many of us who find this season, a time of intense sadness. Lonely, disconnected, feeling left out. When crowds sing ’tis the season to be jolly’ you question really?

I remember one Christmas Eve, not that long ago, I sat alone watching the Carols in the domain. It was my twelfth year single at Christmas, tears running down my face I questioned?

Who can I share this special time with?

If that is you this Christmas, I want to reassure you, that you are not alone. There are people who deeply care. Know as you listen right now, we are thinking of you.

One way I enabled myself to change those intense feelings of loneliness at this time of year, was intentionally reaching out and serving in places where other people gathered. Whether your local shelter serving food, your local church helping those in need, your neighbors or friends.

Reach out and kindly share of yourself this Christmas, you never know those feelings of loneliness may be replaced with a little more joy than last year. Notice those who are alone this Christmas. All of us need a little love and
genuine acceptance.

Get in touch with someone if you are alone this Christmas.

All my Love

No regrets!

Amanda


About Amanda

Amanda Viviers Is an Author, Speaker, Creative Consultant and Novice Mum. Author of three books and she can be found most days at her shack close to the beach writing her fourth. She writes daily at www.amandaviviers.com and has worked in professional musical theatre. She worked on staff at Riverview for 12 years, mostly in the field of Creative Arts. Finalist in the Telstra Young Business Woman of the year and Community Services Award. She has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Literature and studied Musical Theatre at WAPPA. She is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia and is the co-founder of kinwomen; a network created especially for women. Recent Winner of ‘2013 CMA Best Digital Media Project Award’ for her blog Capture life. She is passionate about social justice and in the past has loved supporting children in the slums of Thailand and Indonesia. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty. She lives a creative life, longing to see people lived inspired.