There are a lot of people suffering this holiday season, and it is important to be aware that not everyone is grateful.
As we often say to those that are grieving, "our thoughts and prayers are with you", these words can seem hollow. However, at least people are are acknowledging the pain and suffering of others.
We can go a bit further.....we can become grief educated. We can learn more about how grief -
Has no time limits
Isn't the same for everyone
Affects everyone different, and that's ok
Grief gets to be witnessed and honored, just like the lives of the people that use to sit in the now empty chairs.