Heartfelt Christmas greetings from me to you.

Merry Christmas.

Whatever you’re doing today, wherever you are, whoever you may be with (and for some, that may well be yourself) it’s my pleasure to wish you the warmest of days.

2015-12-25

Christmas can be a good time of course, but it’s fair to say that it may also bring its challenges.

So while I wholeheartedly encourage you to think of others today, I’d also suggest you don’t lose sight of the benefits of being kind to yourself.

See if you can find a tiny corner of the day to give yourself the gift of self-care.

It could be getting out for a brief but brisk walk. It might be five minutes in a favourite armchair. Maybe even a short but sweet phone conversation with someone who means a lot.

Take care of yourself please. You deserve it, and the world needs you in good shape.

You’re in my thoughts.

14 thoughts on “Heartfelt Christmas greetings from me to you.

  1. Dear jon. Dear all readers and commentators.
    from germany, far too warm for white christmas, however happy as nothing bad happened around here yet. Today i do the big meal for 12 and more than ten years routine is very helpful.
    i wish you all a merry christmas. And don’t take it too serious with all those expectations.
    marc

  2. I am lucky to,have my family together for Christmas and will enjoy every moment. I feel for those who are alone for the holiday orare suffering the loss of a loved one. There are so many good people- reach out if you can to include other in your family circle. Peace to all and to,the world. Thank you for such a positive and supportive page!

  3. Merry Christmas to you all, thanks for a beautiful post today. Thanks for keeping me on the straight and narrow with your writings in 2015 and for all the years before with Moodscope. May 2016 be kind to you. PS: Jon, I would nominate you for the Nobel Prize if I could! 🙂

  4. Happy Christmas Jon. Thank you so much for your emails, which on a bad day make me so feel better.

    And to all those who are also finding this time of year difficult, I promise you that you’re never truly alone, and that there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.

    To quote the late Oliver Sacks:
    ” I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers.

    Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”

  5. Dear Jon, thank you for this kind message and all your emails through the year. Your a very special man with a wonderful talent for writing and so generous for sharing that with us all. Your one in a trillion billion billion and I can’t thank you enough and wish you and Alex a very Happy Christmas and health, happiness and success for 2016. Love and best wishes Julie

  6. Dear Jon,
    Thank you so much for all the wonderful things you have written to me. I am extremely greatful.
    Thank you so much.
    Best wishes

  7. I echo the above, Jon. You are the best for cheering up a desultory day. So very generous to us with your well articulated blogs and always interesting points. Your work has been invaluable to so many very different ,but similarly afflicted people ,who draw comfort from what you write . A great gift of generous proportions.

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