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Alone on Christmas

This year, Christmas Day

is a mishmash of whatever

I personally want it to be.

No desire, nor expectation

to spend the day with another

as I am whole within myself.

The past few years have

been spent becoming a true

master of my aloneness.

I used to crave the attention

of other people, but now all

I need is a curiosity of self.

Now I sit with the reflection

of self and raise my glass to

the achievements of 2022.

This year I prepped for 2023.

Mirror is clean, reflection anew.

Worthy, loved and enough.

An outsider might shine a light

on my aloneness, yet I sit with

the gift of my present presence.

I am not alone, so long as I have me.

But first I had to really know me,

for without the knowing that

I am not alone; I was still alone.

~ Rachel Reeves

Just because we are surrounded by people does not mean we don't feel alone.

Some of us kind of end up feeling like Christmas is just another day in the scheme of things. I have always enjoyed some peace and quiet on Christmas Day, though I always pushed for a certain amount of attention. But this year I have ended up leaning into my own presence and really appreciating my own little world in this moment.

Some might claim that this makes me alone, yet I don't feel alone at all.

Photo by Andrew Te on Unsplash

This content is created by Rachel Reeves, who has always been a deep thinker. She previously played the supporting role in the lives of those around her, and very much held back on sharing this gift fully with other's. This is Rachel stepping very much out of her comfort zone, into what she now knows to be her inner calling, and sharing her thoughts with the world.


This video and/or article is intended to support self-growth, but the information provided is to be taken as personal opinion only. Feel free to take what resonates, but use your own inner-wisdom and guidance when doing so -- you know yourself much better than anybody else ever will. The information provided is to be in no way regarded as Medical, Legal, or Financial Advice. Please seek professional advice where needed. Thank you.

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