The Holidays are a sad time for many and leave many feeling empty...
The hollow Holiday...
as many gather to celebrate the happy holiday known as Christmas, many others dread it! Many remember loved ones passed and grieve there passing too soon. Many single parents sit in empty living rooms staring at their well lit trees, mesmerized by gifts. They sit counting seconds until their children return hoping not to hear the stories of their new experiences with their now exes, once part of their families. Many families are missing their loved ones that are serving or providing medical services leaving empty spaces around trees and tables.
While we try to remember it is that time of year to rejoice, it is difficult not to carry the deep burden of sadness many of us have within. If only all grew up noting it is not about the presents, but our presence that counts perhaps much would be different: relationships, experiences, indifferences and expectations.
We spend countless hours preparing hoping for the best and expecting the worst. We are wired that way early and it is unfortunate. Life should be lived backwards, so that we may appreciate what is important!
When the New Year comes we say this year will be better and we can try again and perhaps this will be the year that the hollow will be no more!
May we have no regrets!
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