As Fall envelops our daily lives, memories and anticipation sometimes raises our stress levels. The planning of the Christmas shopping list, festivities, and decorating the place of dwelling. For most, it is a fun and cheerful time of year.
Yet for others, Fall can represent a different type of emotion – one of reflection, sadness, and loss. The longer we live here on earth, the fewer seats at the festive family dinner table there will be. Most times, those empty seats are replaced with new memories, loved ones, and new beginnings. The human heart has an amazing capacity to love a lot of people both past and present. There is nothing wrong with reminiscing old times as memories are the strongest fibers of emotion that binds us to experiences of old.
For me, some years are harder than others. Fall reminds me of my loss in 2008 and I was blessed to have captured the story in my book – “Every Day Passes Is One Day Closer“. During this past year, I have shared my story on television, radio, and in group sessions. Many have purchased my book and my heart is warmed when they not only appreciate the story but have shared it with others. My hope this holiday season is that my book can reach out to many more people and provide strength for their hardship.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die…” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, NIV)
Do you know of someone who is in a relationship, a caregiver, or a young couple in love? I hope you will not only pick up your copy of my book but purchase an extra one for the loved ones in your life. It is a wonderful gift to anyone (not just to those who are suffering).
If you feel the courage to share your positive thoughts on the book, please do so on Amazon (you can search by the book title or my name) to encourage others to read it as well. Let’s spread hope in a world of hurt!