60.0 Grieving at Christmas? 3 Ways to Take Care of Yourself Today.


So, how many people have asked, “Are you ready for Christmas?”  Lawd, I hated that question especially my first Christmas in grief.  In my head, I was sharing every detail of how my life had ‘flipped’ 3 months earlier and why I was in no way “ready” to participate in this holiday season.  But, out of my mouth came, “I guess” so I could keep it moving and not have to talk about it.


Like it or not, Christmas is coming and with it are beautiful and painful memories – with it are traditions lost and others created.  And, for me, as a Christian came a strange guilt that I didn’t feel the gratitude for what the birth of Christ meant.  I wanted it to be December 26th in the worst way.


So, as you prepare, I want you to think about how to take care of yourself – how to relieve stress, how to quiet your nervous system and help boost your immune system.  These are especially important right now. 


Join me today as I share a Christmas recipe to ease the stress of your day.  There are 3 ingredients, including sprinkles and directions on how to use the ingredients. 


WORD of the Week  Isaiah 26:3-4

People with their minds set on you, you keep completely whole,
Steady on their feet, because they keep at it and don’t quit.
Depend on God and keep at it because in the Lord God you have a sure thing.

Song of the Week  

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