I was having a coffee with a friend today who said Christmas was a particularly tricky time for her because of multiple bereavements over the years which all fell around Christmas time. Working in the NHS also reminds me of the flow of life and for so many, Christmas is anything but glittery and happy. While there is no reason for us to stop having a lovely time, perhaps we could spare a thought for those who are having a different experience and, in our own way, let them know they are not on their own.

It is with these thoughts in mind that I want to send the following prayer to all beings. With gratitude to Donna Thompson and Bob Schrei from SourcePoint Therapy for this mantra:

May all beings be happy, peaceful and free from suffering.