Navigating Loss and Change During Christmas: A Personal Reflection on the Holiday Season

Navigating Loss and Change During Christmas: A Personal Reflection on the Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Until it’s not.

But my favorite holiday song continues to blare on overhead as shoppers make their way through crowded aisles, searching for the perfect gift for their loved ones. Kids in shopping carts stare bright-eyed at the toys on the shelves. Checkout lines continue to grow along with my irritation and frustration. And if one more person asks the cashier about a ten percent off coupon, I vow to put this item back and walk out.

 

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How to cultivate a heart of gratitude in a challenging season

How to cultivate a heart of gratitude in a challenging season

My hubby and I decided to spend Thanksgiving at one of my favorite local restaurants. We strolled in a few hours before closing time, ordered the restaurant’s Thanksgiving dinner and watched football on the flat screen. Just the two of us. It wasn’t our initial plan or the ideal holiday dinner I envisioned, but it turned out to be what we both needed.

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