I have a vague memory of this day, December 1955. I was only 5 (and a half - that half is so very important at that age!)
I remember the theatre filled with children, the excitement for the coming Christmas Day, but feeling a bit overwhelmed with it all. Which, I think, shows on my face.
This year several of my friends are dealing with hard stuff. Stuff that gets even harder as the season is supposed to be about being happy. But life isn't always built of happiness, and sometimes life is just plain hard.
So for all my friends, I offer my wish that you find peace. I send my thoughts and best wishes for a life that isn't quite so hard. That everyone finds some contentment in the coming days and weeks ahead.
I hope that people will be kind to each other and whether it's Merry Christmas or Seasons Greetings or whatever you believe in, that life will be kinder in the coming year.