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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

Monday, November 13, 2017
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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…


Holiday music is all over the airwaves.  Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away.  Christmas lights are popping up everywhere.  They say that it’s the most wonderful time of the year – isn’t that what the song says?

With the experience we have all been through it would be easy to shrug this off and say “Bah humbug.”  Every minute, every hour and every day used to be the most wonderful time.  As difficult as holidays have become, isn’t it really the truth that every day is a challenge?  Does it really matter that our loved ones aren’t here anymore during the holidays?  Every day used to be a holiday. 

That’s why we must be thankful for what we have.  We must be thankful for the memories we had with those that are no longer with us.  It is just too easy to feel despair and hopelessness.  Yes – it

hurts like heck but I bet a smile comes across your face thinking about some of your great memories.  I know it does on mine.  A big smile also comes across my face thinking about all the new memories that I am making.

We must allow ourselves to be happy and live life again.  Our glasses must be half full.  We won’t ever stop grieving but we certainly can and should enjoy ourselves.  We owe it to our spouses to carry on their legacy. 

Whether this is the most wonderful time of the year for you or not, I wish you all an amazing holiday season – one that is filled with family, health, laughter and joy.     

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