this christmas

It’s the holiday season. Undoubtedly my favorite time of the year. My desk at work is all tinseled out and Maddie’s gifts are on the way [shout out to amazon prime!]. But this year feels so different. My path isn’t as clear as it has been the last few years. It’s made me think a little more of how the holidays feel for those who have experienced loss, or feel alone, or are going through tough things as well.

If that’s you-  just remind yourself to breathe. Wake up and plant your feet firmly on the ground. Feel each foot step taking root and know that you can keep walking- you can make it! Take it easy. Be mindful of your feelings and allow yourself to feel. Don’t be ashamed of your story, your life. Smile as often as you can. Find reasons to laugh. Take care of yourself. Do the little things you usually put off. Even if you feel alone, know that you aren’t alone. We all share the trials of this human experience, but we can also share the joys as well. And nothing- no one and no situation- can take that away.

So this Christmas, no matter where you are find yourself on your journey, remember to celebrate! Celebrate life and healing. Celebrate endless possibility. Celebrate love.

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