Monday, December 16, 2013

when there's no tide in your yule

 So this is Christmas.

While many people feel rosy-cheeked and bright-eyed as they hustle and bustle while whistling Silver Bells, others hang on tight until the festivities pass.

If you're white-knuckling your way through the parties and yuletide (for whatever reason), be encouraged today.

Remember . . .

You matter
no matter what you've done 
what's been done to you.

You are beautiful
no matter what size you've blacked out on your jeans
what you see when you look in the mirror.

You have worth
whether you're ill in body or mind, 
whether you're able to contribute a little or a lot.

Your dreams are possible
no matter how many No's you've heard along the way
how invisible you feel.

To the sad and lonely, the hurting and depressed, the broken and defeated:

There is hope,


you are loved.

Whether you know it or believe it,

you matter, my friend.

You matter.

By Jonah McClure

May peace and hope surround you this day and in the coming days. Reach out if you need help. 

There is always someone waiting to be what you need.


  1. that is a beautiful bit of affirmation you wrote there...may need to print and read that on occassion...i hop you and hubs have a most wonderful christmas

    1. Thank you, Brian :) I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, too! Enjoy your time off.

  2. Very true indeed, we just have to take notice of such things at our feed

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Pat. I hope you have the most wonderful of holiday seasons this year :)

  3. love this, lori! so true. I always see you around the blog community but today I thought it was time to make a comment :).

    1. I'm so glad you did. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Julie :) Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Beautiful affirmation! Wishing you all the beauty in life.

    1. Thank you, Ayala! I wish you the same. Merry Christmas!

  5. This is beautiful Lori. I know many who are struggling and this season of joy makes then ache in a greater way. Thankful for that Hope.

  6. Fine sentiments for all, in what should be a season of joy. Happy New Year to the McClures!
    Steve K.

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  8. Hi Lori,

    Hopping in to say hello. :) How are you doing?

    Have a great week,
    Jennifer Dougan