It’s December, that time of year when it feels like the whole world is celebrating the holiday season. But, for many of us, the Christmas season is bittersweet – wonderful celebrations, lights and get-togethers with family and friends, but also sadness for the loss of a special person who won’t be part of the festivities this year.

Loss is hard at any time of the year, but many of our members may feel especially low this month, so we’ll be posting some messages of hope and encouragement throughout December, especially for anyone finding the holidays difficult.  Please let us know if you have thoughts or quotes you’d like to share to support someone else who may be finding the holiday season  hard.  Just add your thoughts to the comments section or email us with your contribution.

Here’s #1: