So, what do you do if you find yourself not feeling much like celebrating because you're experiencing
the pain of a loved one now gone? When my Mom died nine days before Christmas, I didn't give much thought to what the rest of my holiday season might look like. Oddly - or not - my dogs (shown above in the picture from that Christmas) were a constant reminder of the valuable lesson to go with the flow. I celebrated (aka played) when I had the energy and also took time to curl up and just be when that was more my speed.
What simple lessons have you learned to help you balance loss during a season of hope?
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This blog entry was written by Laura Adams, Administrative Assistant with The Arbor Hospice Foundation. You may contact Laura by commenting below or emailing her at email@example.com.