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Well, this has been an incredibly challenging Christmas and I have to say, I’m looking forward to the start of a new year. Normally there is always something to be grateful for, and self care really helps to ease any challenges, but I have to say, I have really struggled. However, there is always light to be found in darkness, and even something as simple as lighting a few candles has been a big comfort, and a reminder that there will be lighter times ahead. Candles and my cat – whose unconditional love is a constant reminder that I am loveable, even on those, thankfully extremely rare, days when darkness engulfs me.  With gratitude ❤     >^..^<

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Although this time of year is lovely, a time for counting blessings, gathering together, spending time with loved ones, having good food, having happy, sparkly times, it can also be bittersweet and incredibly hard at times too. The pain of loss, poverty, family problems, loneliness, etc, can be much more intense at this time of year… Sending lots of love to those who need it over the festive times, and thinking of all those I’ve loved and lost, and whose spirits live on… ♡❆♥︎

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