The holidays are such a wonderful time to gather with those we love. Joy and celebration are everywhere right now. For any of us who have lost someone close (perhaps someone so dear to us that they were an integral part of our holiday traditions), this month can hold a quiet loneliness. I know this is true for my family. I wanted to honor each of you today that is missing someone you love right now... often as you continue to create a magical season. Maybe there is a friend who is experiencing this December with fresh grieving. A phone call or special card recognizing how hard this month might be for them could be the kindest gift of all. There is great healing that comes from feeling seen... from being connected to others that recognize what we are feeling. So in the hustle and bustle of all of this joy... joy that is real and wonderful... I just wanted to send out some tenderness to those of you that might need a little extra right now.
Be gentle with yourself.