Dealing With Loss On Thanksgiving Day.
Thanksgiving Day is a day to be grateful for the things we have. A day to spend with family and friends.
But how do we get through this difficult holiday when there is an empty seat at the table this year?
2021 has been a very difficult year for many. Some even lost their loved ones to Covid 19.
Some of you are experiencing your first Thanksgiving without your loved one sitting at the table.
While others are dealing with another Thanksgiving year without them by your side.
What Is There Really To Be Thankful For?
I can truly understand if those words are on your mind right now.
I remember thinking those words myself.. and I was not experiencing a pandemic along with my grief.
All I can say is that in the world we are living in there is no room for judgment.
You choose how YOU want to spend it.
YOU Choose the people you want around you.
This includes if you want to spend it alone. Grief has no manual so there are no set rules here. So don't let ANYONE make you feel bad about your decision.
While this holiday season will be very hard just know that there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for.
For the love and the memories you shared with them.
For that Fur baby that is by your side everyday. For all the teachings they left you with.
For your faith and the believing that you will be reunited again.
While they may not be here physically I believe they are always with us in spirit.
Say Their Name.
Talk To Them.
Tell Stories About Them.
Keep them alive...
There are always days in which you will feel defeated..that day rest, relax, cry, and recoup because those days are the days in which you are building muscle to continue on. Never feel that a sad day in grief is your enemy. They are NOT... although at the time it may seem that way. They are actually your box of Wheaties giving you the strength to continue tomorrow. Letting the pain come out is like exercising.. It hurts but it's making you stronger with every tear you cry.
May God Bless You, Durning These Tough Holidays,