Just thought I would say Merry Christmas to everyone on here. This has been a hard year for a lot of people I know, including myself. I know it has especially hit those of us on “fixed” incomes hardest because of the increased cost of everything. On top of the financial struggles, I find myself pretty lonely this year. Since I stopped working due to my disability I don’t have the same social connections I used to have (beers with friends after work, or just the daily chit chat in office, or even the work christmas party). Then on top of this, covid hit and caused me to become more isolated. My mother used to tell me “it’s okay to be alone, but not okay to be lonely”. It rings more true now than ever - so very true. So from me, to you reading this (whoever you are), if you’re feeling a bit lonely this year, just know you’re not alone and there’s other people out there in the same boat. I am sending you a big hug and we’ll get through this together. Here’s to a better 2023 and best wishes to you and everyone you love.
Merry Christmas Adam!
So nice of you to send a Christmas and New year wishes for everyone on this forum.
I think lots of people can relate to your experiences in life and some do feel lonely, even when not alone. But must be much harder to be alone and lonely. A big hug for you - stay strong regardless of circumstances of life! And best wishes to you as well.
Thank you Adam. What you say is very true and I am at the life stage when many of my remaining friends are leaving the city to retire. It is very tough to try to establish new friendships when going out is an ordeal…
Merry Christmas everyone and blessed New Year to those who choose to accept my wishes.
I can relate, Christmas is difficult for most of us, but let’s not forget …we are not alone…
Merry Christmas Adam. Wishing you and everyone on here all the best this holiday season and throughout the new year!
Happy holidays and wishing everyone all the best for the New Year!
Thank you Adam for your wonderful words. The holidays are difficult for me as well. Not close to family and with my disability makes it difficult to travel. The stress and work put in to getting approved for CPPD was mentally and emotionally exhausting for me.
Christmas was spent watching Xmas specials and New Years will be spend doing the same.
So Happy New Years to everyone here and I am glad to have this group in my life now.
Merry Christmas Adam and everyone!
Thanks for the well wishes.
I hope everyone has a good holiday.
At least they retire, my best friend died in 2020.
I thought he’d outlive me for sure.
I never did have many friends, lots of work acquaintances.
I am very sorry, I am sure it left a large hole in your heart and in your life. I’ve never understood wanting to live forever, I miss the ones who are already gone too acutely.
Thanks, your kindness is appreciated.
Happy New year and belated Merry Christmas to everyone