Every December I let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season steal my joy. Not this year! I am celebrating Christmas every day with a new idea. This idea is to reconnect with someone.
I am amazed at how easy it is to find someone and reconnect with people through the Internet, especially through a social network like Facebook. Iâ€™ve connected with people from jobs twenty years ago and people I have liked and have met along lifeâ€™s path but lost that connection through various moves and life changes. Itâ€™s been really fun.
The holiday season is a time for love and joy. This is the perfect time of year to reconnect because of this positive energy.
The holiday season is also a time for sorrow for many. Our losses tend to hit us the hardest at Christmas when friends and loved ones are missing from our lives due to a death, a shattered relationship or other circumstances.
Many times we may be thinking about someone, but we donâ€™t know what to say. So we do the worst thing possible. We say nothing. Saying nothing makes that person feel alone and forgotten. We add to their grief.
If you donâ€™t know what to say to someone that has suffered a loss, here is an idea. Send them a note or a card, or a resource to help them.
As I continue to grow my business of helping guide others to experience an empowered life, guided by God, I am meeting some other wonderful people who are using their talents to help others in various ways. Iâ€™ve met a wonderful woman who experienced devastating loss and grief and is using her struggle from tragedy to triumph to help others. She is a great resource if you are looking for what to say or what to do to approach someone who has suffered a loss or if you are hurting and finding it hard to cope.
Her name is JoAnne Funch and she has two wonderful books â€“ How to Support Anyone Grieving a Loss and How to Cope with Grief During the Holidays. Her wonderful website is full of resources. Click on this name: Heartache to Healing to be taken to her site.
â€œFor to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulder. And he will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.â€ â€“ Isaiah 9:6