A thought for Christmas Day
I wanted to send all my wonderful families Seasons Greetings and my best wishes for a Happy and Peaceful Christmas.
You have all experienced difficult and sad times this year and you may be facing the next week with feelings of sadness that your loved one can't be here to celebrate with you.
I wonder if I may suggest that you set aside some time on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day itself when you remember them; maybe can light a candle, look at their photograph, have a weep and a reminisce and then give yourself permission to enjoy the rest of the day - from my own personal experience I have found this helps hugely, to have a permitted sad time and then to dust yourself off and enjoy what you can with the rest of your family and friends without feeling guilty that you haven't remembered them properly!
Please take this note in the spirit of love and understanding and thank you for sharing the memories of your loved ones with me during this year.
Remember to go gently on yourselves and do take care