"On this special day, I wish all of my family and friends a most joyous and happy Christmas. I also thank you all for your generosity over this past year and your constant support with regard my medical condition. I have greatly valued your contact, love and concern and feel blessed that you have been a part of my daily life and have allowed me to be part of yours.
For those of you who are currently experiencing health issues, loneliness, money problems, relationship difficulties or are presently feeling bereaved of person or bereft of purpose, it is my dearest wish that you do not allow self loathing, negativism or hopelessness to steal into your life and rob you of any remaining strength you have.
Take courage from the fact that you are not alone in your experience. Look behind you, in front, all around you and you will find others in similar situations. You will also find others prepared to stand alongside you if only you'll let them. Know that if you feel to have no friend, you are wrong, because I am your friend. Know also that when you find yourself again, you will discover the best friend you will ever have; yourself. Happy Christmas everyone. I love you all. Bill xxx" December 25th, 2015.