As I reflect on this holiday season, I appreciate the simple things. Having a fractured ankle and being on crutches and not being able to drive helps me be reminded of my blessings. As an advocate for mental health, I had never experienced what it was like to have a visible challenge. I am finding there is much more compassion when you have a visible disability as opposed to an invisible disability.
So as I celebrate this holiday season, I am having a simple Christmas. It is good to go back to the basics. My heart goes out to those that are experiencing life challenges and do not have any support. My new experience is helping me to have a new perspective and motivates me more to continue my advocacy efforts.
No matter what the situation, remember each day is a new day. May you all have a Merry Little Christmas!