Blues-Busting Holiday Blues

It’s a week before Christmas and Virginia (the person) has a bad case of holiday blues. The same Virginia almost to her Advent post-a-day gig goal (7 days to go?) Holiday blues?

Yup. Incendiary blues from a bad case of flu (hack, hack, sniffle, sniffle, can’t swallow? fever? chills?)

Woe is me (literally.)

Opening my email, however, holiday greetings from my undergraduate alma mater, The University of Virginia, busted my blues to the stratosphere. You may remember I posted about the ugliness there in August (click here to read it: Charlottesville:Standing Against Hatred.)

Do give this a watch – there’s a part with origami angels that brought tears to my (already teary) eyes.

Today, I’m a grateful graduate.

“Compassion means to become close to the one who suffers. But we come close to another person only when we are willing to become vulnerable ourselves. A compassionate person says: I am your brother; I am your sister; I am human, fragile and mortal, just like you. I am not scandalized by your pain. I too have wept. I too have felt pain.

We can be with the other only when the other cases to be ‘other’ and becomes like us.” Henri Nouwen (Here & Now)

grace, peace & blues-busting blues

: /   Virginia  : )

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8 Responses to Blues-Busting Holiday Blues

  1. arlene says:

    Get well soon Virginia.

    • Virginia says:

      Thanks, Arlene. @ doc’s office now, so hopefully a remedy will be enacted in time for Christmas cheer! Advent (germ free) blogging hugs! 😖😷 🌟🤗🌟🎄🌟🤗🌟

  2. TMH says:

    Glad the Cavaliers could dry your eyes a bit. Get well soon. I hear coffee cake offers amazing curative powers.

    • Virginia says:

      Ooooh, your coffee cake looks like it’s a cure for lots of blues! That video touched my cavalier heart, it did! Advent blessings! 😷🌟😖🌟🎂🌟🎄🌟😴🌟

  3. I am so sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well-I wish I could send you chicken soup-awwh- I can say a prayer, and I will! love Michele

    • Virginia says:

      Thanks for prayers – company’s a’comin’ & there’s too much to do to be sick @ Christmas! Much love & (germ free hugs!) 🌟💜🌟😖🌟🤗🌟🎄🌟😜🌟💜🌟

  4. Hope you’re feeling better soon Virginia.. and of course a wonderful blessed Christmas… Diane

    • Virginia says:

      Thanks, Diane. Doc put me on antibiotics, steroids & heavy duty cough syrup – hopefully enough to generate Christmas cheer by Monday!! You have a wonderfully blessed Christmas, Diane!! ✨🌟💜🌟🎄🌟💜🌟✨

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