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Message for everyone who is now not able to see loved ones over Christmas
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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.
Your pompous attitude and condescending comments have convinced me that you are very smart and important, said no one ever.
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Many people are focusing on the negative side, hopefully, when enough people have had the chance to be vaccinated, we will be able to return to how things were before.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Turning the whole thing on its head to be a positive "Me/ 2 of Us" day is a great idea too, unless the person you're placating has just lived through months of such days...
It's lovely to see so many making the best of a rubbishy situation, but equally, it's sad to see so many flouting the guidelines because it's "Just us and my sister's family" etc. (Guess these people think the same about parking in disabled bays or on the zig-zags outside schools when they'll 'Just' be a few minutes )
Can I just add a plea not to add, "We can always celebrate in the summer / next year." I'm sure this year has rammed it home that not every tomorrow is guaranteed. For those with unwell or aging relatives, or living with their own or other loved ones' life-limiting health issues, such reassurances aren't as helpful as their kind speaker intends.
Wishing you all the best of the festive season, (Ha, another positive - no arguing over who gets the last of the pigs in blankets!) and may 2021 be your best year ever.
We'll all do the oldfashioned Christmas again someday
I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have -
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander