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Giving Thanks

November 22nd, 2010 by judytalks

The days before Thanksgiving always found me deep into my recipes and shopping lists, as I prepared for this wonderful holiday. This year it is much simpler. I know how to make a turkey dinner, my guest list is very small, and I have much to celebrate.
The past year my family saw the same difficulties as nearly everyone in the country, including losses of jobs, pets, and finances. We managed to survive, somewhat the worse for wear, but wiser, and grateful for help from one another.
Today I’m at work doing business as usual. Writing and speaking about grief and loss takes time and thought as I ponder how best to approach people with comfort, hope, and solid solutions. Sorrow and bewilderment fill the minds of the bereaved, and the holiday season can be extremely painful. My own experience as a survivor, as well as my research on these subjects, tell me that celebrating can be a time for drawing closer to friends and family members who simply offer comfort and companionship. Make allowances for your emotional and energy levels and enjoy a traditional holiday that renews your spirit.

I wish you well.

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