Christmas!? Yes, once again it will be upon us. For many, the holidays can bring about a flood of emotion, especially if we have said good-bye to someone that we love recently.
We would like to suggest this acronym for the "CARE" of those (and ourselves) who are missing someone dear to us:
C is for CELEBRATE. Celebrate the life of that person by sharing stories, photos, and memories of time spent together - don't be afraid to cry - tears are a tribute!
A is for ANTICIPATION & AWARENESS. Anticipate and be aware that there may (and most likely will) be a wide range of emotions during the Christmas season.
R is for REST & RELAX. Be kind to yourself.
E is for EXPRESS. Don't be afraid to express your feelings. Grief is tough and no two people do it the same. It is as individual and unique as our own fingerprint.