As we near the holiday season, this year I wanted to share something a bit different with you. Now this is a little out of my comfort zone as it’s pretty personal and I’m not really one to share much, but I thought that this year rather than just sharing gratitude, I’d also share grief, and to make it even more personal, I’d share it in a video.
Sometimes during the holidays we force ourselves into joy and cheer, and it’s not honestly how we feel. This year, and especially right now, as illnesses and restrictions are again intensifying and we begin to personally grapple with holiday plans, there’s also a boulder sized feeling of grief. And at least to me, that’s ok.
Forcing yourself into cheer isn’t something you have to do. Accepting and acknowledging both your grief from this year, and your gratitude, is what’s needed. And so, I thought I’d start us off below. Just click to watch.
And if you feel so compelled, I would love to hear your grief and/or gratitude list as well, whether in the comments below or personally emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sometimes sharing our grief and our gratitude with someone, is exactly what we need to keep us moving in the right direction, or to keep us moving at all.
I’m here for you.
What have been some of your sources of grief, and gratitude, this year? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear, and respond.