christmas candles


We measure our lives in time.

Seconds, minutes, hours.

Days, weeks, months.


Milestones are celebrated.

A child walks, talks, starts school.

Graduates, marries, becomes a parent.

Life is a continuous celebration.

Until we experience loss.

Of a child or parent.

Or spouse.

Someone isn’t here to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.

Or Christmas.

Times of celebration become bittersweet or sad.

Or unbearable.

Someone said grief is love with no place to go.

But love can always be shared with family and friends,

And most of all, with yourself.

Grief should never stop the celebration,

But instead, enhance it.

The pain of loss never ends,

But the celebration of love and memories

Makes it bearable.

And makes you smile.

Merry Christmas.


Photo by Max Beck on Unsplash


11 thoughts on “Celebrate

  1. Avigail (Hineini…I’m here) says:

    Holidays are such challenging and difficult times for me. The loss arises fresh and raw on those special calendar days. “Grief should never stop the celebration, But instead, enhance it. The pain of loss never ends.” Much gratitude to you for the uplifting perspective and the validation.

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    • Many thanks for stopping by and commenting, and remember the most important validation is your own. Took me a while to understand that, but once I did, my grief became less of a burden and more of a guide I stopped resisting and followed. Peace and blessings. 😉☺️


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