Blog Post # 286 – Empty Chair(s) at the Holiday Table

Holidays can bring joy.

But they can also be very hard.

Today, I’m thinking about friends who lost loved ones this year.

Friends who lost a father or mother.

A friend whose five-year-old and three-year-old nephews were murdered by their father.

Real loss. Tragic loss. Extreme grief.

For those of us lucky enough to not have suffered such sadness this year, we must celebrate this life.

To be 100% present in these moments of celebration.

To be in connection with those we love.

No matter who they voted for.

Life is precious, short.

This holiday season gives us the chance to spend time with our families.

Those of us lucky to have our families whole.

To those with empty chairs at the dinner table, we want you to know that you are loved.

You are special.

You are strong.

For today, let us reach out to someone who is hurting this day.

And connect.