Message for everyone who is now not able to see loved ones over Christmas

I hope it will help, just a little, to think of what is probably the only silver lining to the awful cloud you are enduring.

The silver lining is this: the sacrifice you are making is saving lives. I’ll explain…

Clearly, if you met up with your loved one/s, the odds are that you and they would be fine. However, consider the thousands of others who are making a similar sacrifice. All of you together form a group, and some of you in that group would test positive for the virus. As a group, if you ignored the guidelines, the virus would spread to more people, and would ultimately cost lives.

Therefore, by sacrificing meeting up with your loved ones over Christmas, you are part of a group which, as a whole, is saving lives.

I hope it will help, just a little, to focus on this aspect and to know that by sacrificing spending Christmas with your loved ones you are saving others from the loss of their loved ones.

Blu XXX
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I'm meant to be
I'm not scared to be seen
I make no apology
THIS IS ME!

Comments

  • I too took it as a positive, I remained at home on my own, phoned my elderly parents, cooked a meal for one in 45 minutes, caught up with friends online, watched some TV, and even cleaned the kitchen. It was peaceful and strangely memorable, I took the time to put things in order and reflect. I really enjoyed it. 
    We'll all do the oldfashioned Christmas  again someday
  • 203846930
    203846930 Posts: 4,708 Forumite
    First Anniversary Name Dropper Photogenic First Post

    We'll all do the oldfashioned Christmas  again someday
    You just did it.
  • Torry_Quine
    Torry_Quine Posts: 18,829 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Post First Anniversary Bake Off Boss!
    I too took it as a positive, I remained at home on my own, phoned my elderly parents, cooked a meal for one in 45 minutes, caught up with friends online, watched some TV, and even cleaned the kitchen. It was peaceful and strangely memorable, I took the time to put things in order and reflect. I really enjoyed it. 
    We'll all do the oldfashioned Christmas  again someday
    For many being on our own is the normal Christmas. 
    Lost my soulmate so life is empty.

    I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have -
    Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
  • WeAreGhosts
    WeAreGhosts Posts: 3,099 Forumite
    First Anniversary Name Dropper Photogenic First Post
    My neighbours had a normal Christmas (we're tier 3), their 3 adult children came and stayed over from wherever they live. Someone in the street must have been as vexed as I was, because the police turned up on Christmas Eve! Don't know what was said/done, but they were in the house a while.
Meet your Ambassadors

Categories

  • All Categories
  • 343.1K Banking & Borrowing
  • 250.1K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 449.7K Spending & Discounts
  • 235.2K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 607.9K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 173K Life & Family
  • 247.8K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.9K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards