When I think of absent family and friends at Christmastime, the beautiful words of Kahlil Gibran always come to mind;
‘When you part from a friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain’ ( The Prophet. 1926)
I hope you have a lovely Christmas my friends may it be filled with a gentle peace that flows from the heart of mankind.
Hugs and Love