So, this is Christmas, as the song says. How you travelling, fellow GiantsAmongMen?

Not everybody is rocking life out at this time of year.

When you get to our age, the fact is that broken relationships, distant kids, lost friends and family, so many things can play on your mind. Some of us cope better than others and there’s no shame in being among the ranks of those who are struggling.

You might just need a shoulder.

So if you or anybody you know is doing it hard, just remember there are people who can help. Don’t be shy.

In Australia: Lifeline 131114, Mental Health Triage 131465.

Take care, amigos, and be gentle on yourselves, and others. Happy Christmas.