It’s Christmas Eve. For some, Christmas is a joyous occasion. For others it’s a painful reminder they have lost a loved one, and that awful fact overshadows any pleasure they could hope to receive this season.
Mourning is a necessary process we all must go through in order to function at a “normal” level of living. You have to remember that if you are mourning a loved one, or just enjoying the simple pleasures of Christmas, your loved ones actually are with you in spirit. Even if you cannot see or sense them, they are there.
Please, believe that they are okay,
whether they are people or beloved pets.
They will be with you to either comfort you in your mourning process, or to celebrate the holidays with you. However painful it will be for you, place a photo or memento of your loved one within view of your holiday celebration, dinner or party.
Tell them you LOVE them, and MISS them.
It helps YOU even if it’s only feels like a tiny percentage, and your loved ones appreciate it!!