Blue Monday

Oh dear. Yesterday was not one of the best days. An article in one of the papers suggested it could be one of the most blue January days ever. To add to the post Christmas blues we have Brexit and Trump anxiety to contend with. The hospitals are over stretched and the weather is dark and gloomy.

On a personal note I have the worry of my dad being very unwell. At nearly 89, he has carried on so long in an optimistic manner and it is hard to see him struggling now. I am just praying that he can be kept as comfortable as possible.

On Sunday I watched a program featuring Holocaust survivors, in preparation for The Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January. It was totally and utterly heartbreaking. The amount of suffering and loss so many people endured is hard to imagine and one is forever astounded by mans’ cruelty to his fellow man.

Yet we heard of the most amazing examples of kindness, immense bravery and incredible love that those who were incarcerated in the concentration camps showed each other. Somehow, some found hope where there was very little to sustain them. I am forever moved by these words scratched on the wall by a Jewish prisoner in one of the camps:

    ‘I believe in the SUN even if it isn’t shining. I believe in LOVE even when I am alone. I believe in GOD even when He is silent.’

So today my blog is short. I am going out to breathe the fresh air beacuase I am lucky to have the chance and even though the day may be dull. I will go and visit my dad and talk loving words to him even though he may not now know quite where he is. I will not worry about my finances or the possible lack of them. I will try and prepare myself for the coming days. I will appreciate my friends and my lovely family. I will believe in the SUN.

Blessings to you.

Author: Lyn Halvorsen

I am a writer and editor and love being creative. I also like to help other people get their story or message out into the world. Contact me for more information.

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