In a meditation during an Advent luncheon a couple of weeks ago, Monty, the pastor of the church where my office is located, talked about solitude. He said that in loneliness, we focus on the loss; in solitude, we focus on the blessing. In solitude, we connect to the divine that is within us, and we realize that we are never alone. God is always with us.
This is a very busy season, but I wonder if we could find time to be alone - to connect with God through solitude.
And then, go out and connect with God through other people. We need to do both, I think.