“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
― Charles M. Schulz
GOOD GRIEF! It feels like all the saddest things happen during the holidays. It feels like loved ones pass away. It feels like friends quarrel. It feels like families hold grudges. It feels like spouses are unfaithful. It feels like lives are uprooted. It feels like grief always makes its move during the holidays.
And when grief moves in, we don’t feel like sitting around a dinner table together. We don’t feel like playing games or singing songs. We don’t feel like lighting candles, hanging twinkle lights, or baking cookies. Instead, we lie awake with worry, alternating crying into our pillows and plotting escape or revenge, or just mustering the strength to reach over to your laptop to post some cryptic Facebook status, and wallow in the comments of concerned, inquisitive e-friends.
Then (when we’re done with the wallowing and such) we tap into our loving…
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