Bittersweet Holidays

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In another few days we will say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. This time of year for me, is a time of reflection. Most jarringly- is wondering where did the time go? While I try to be in the present, I am not always successful. What seems to be no slower than a blink of an eye, another year has passed and it is my older (and more wrinkled) face that greets me every morning. I am one of the lucky ones.

My last blog of the year is about recognizing those of us who have lost a loved one over this past year and a special ‘shout out’ to my mother who is grieving the loss of many of her close friends.
The holiday season, especially for those who have experienced the death of a close friend or relative, can be particularly difficult. Even more challenging is when the death date actually occurs on an already marked day, such as a birthday, Christmas Day, first night of Chanukah or New Year’s Eve, which is when my father died. As a result, for many of us the time can be bittersweet and the happiness of the holidays may be overshadowed by sorrow and sadness.

We have been told that time heals and I know it does. This short blog is a reminder to consider those around you who may not be celebrating.


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