How can you celebrate when your heart is broken?
This is my final article on Holiday Grief. Here’s what we talked previously:
I have one more thing I would like to share with you that could make a huge impact in your holiday experience. I call it the Holiday Healing Secret.
Actually, it’s not a secret. In fact, it’s so simple you might even roll your eyes.
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Use your grief to give thanks.
Your read that right. Use your grief. With just a little effort, you can turn it into thanksgiving. And gratitude does wonders in healing a broken heart.
In Holiday Grief #3: Do the Holidays WITH Your Loved One, I talked about deliberately including your loved one by using past traditions to form new ones. As we proactively plan to remember and honor our loved ones is specific ways, thanksgiving begins to emerge.
Here’s a few things you can do to stoke the fires of thanksgiving rather than letting grief set the agenda:
Don’t be afraid to meet your grief head on. Use it for good and to help you heal. Practicing thanksgiving can be very powerful.
Your life has changed forever. These holidays might be difficult, but they can still be good.