Holiday periods can be a time of coming together, they can also be a time of remembrance.
How we sit with big moments, can have a significant impact on how we find ourselves functioning in life.
Here is a little reflection about someone important to me that I recently lost.
I miss you terribly.
Time keeps passing by. The sun rises, darkness falls.
Spring is long gone and we are now in autumn, but yet time stands still where I left you last, when I said goodbye.
As I cared for you, I keep caring for those around me.
In fact, I find myself wanting to care for other more of other than I normally would.
A stranger trips, I feel a need to be right there offering a steady hand ...
The realisation though that care for other will not return your life.
Instead, I must sit with and be in the pain of loss.
This is my work.
To stop and to feel.
The big fat tears fall.
My chest heaves.
I am here and you are not.
Taking time alone in nature
And, letting people know how important they are in my life, I send gifts and notes
These are my salves.
I miss you Anna.
Taking time to express and acknowledge our feelings is a known way to find calm.
Over this holiday time, I invite you to hold a generous heart for those who may be missing someone special in their lives. And for those who do not have a table to join, perhaps open the door a little bit wider and invite them in.
Feel those big feels and take care of those you love.
Love Sarah xx