Not Losing Hope

It’s my first Christmas without my brother. If it’s your first Christmas or holiday without your departed loved one(s), my most sincere condolences.

Today is a day you can easily lose hope: to be utterly consumed by despair and hopelessness. The idea, no, the mere mention of a tomorrow without that person is unfathomable.

The tunnel of grief is long and sometimes feels overpowering and audacious. I know.

But, you know what? There is hope.

Hope isn’t just a four lettered word. Hope can be found in the morning sun or even a bird’s call. It can be a song on the radio or playlist that just hits right in that soothing way.

I almost wrote a blog post about dealing with my brother’s active addiction last Christmas.

We can’t control the past. I’m sure you agree: you wish you could.


While I can’t change the past, I can change my outlook on the future

I can’t bring my brother back, but I can create a better future for myself.

Today, please look for hope. It’s all around us. Let it in. The future is up to you!

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