I found this wonderful piece (click above) written for people who might be spending the upcoming holiday alone. I know myself how difficult that can feel - whether it's due to circumstances in our lives, changing relationships or, as in my case, lack of access. This article talks about how we can choose to handle this spiritually and I thought perhaps some readers might benefit from it.
For those of us who have disabilities and cannot get into others' homes , it is important to remember that we can look at alternative ways to find companionship and fellowship on the holiday. Obviously, we can go to church. Or we can volunteer at a soup kitchen. For those of you like me who can't ladle food out physically (and if we do it might wind up in someone's lap), how about inviting friends out for either a meal or a cup of coffee as your finances permit?
You can also ask people to stop by for a short time if you can't get into their homes. At first I hesitated to do this since I felt I was inconveniencing them, but I was pleasantly surprised at the positive and enthusiastic response I received about how much fun it would be for people to drop in. (I do have an amazing snowman collection - I'm sure that's it!)
However, if you are housebound or these suggestions don't work for you, take a moment to read the above article from Online Ministries - and feel free to share here about your experiences.
One thing I do know for sure - we are never alone.