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.
WHAT WE CAN CONTROL IS HOW WE REACT TO IT.
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!