If your heart cannot bear the thought of one more holly, jolly song, one more hap-hap-happy get together, one more frenzied rush to the store for a forgotten present or pantry item-just choose to sit this one out.
It is possible to go through the month of December without caving in to consumerism or being guilted into celebrating when your heart’s not in it.
Close the blinds. Let the telephone go to voicemail. Fast from social media and turn off the TV.
Read the rest here: “Get Out of Christmas Free” Card
You wouldn’t think we need permission from total strangers, friends and extended family to grieve but many times it feels like we do.
Odd looks, questioning stares and wagging tongues can make a heart doubt whether it’s really OK to do this or that while trying not to fall apart.
Well I’m here to tell you-ignore all that!
You have permission to do whatever it takes to endure this journey as long as you are not harming yourself or others.
I have all kinds of little things I do to help my heart hold on.
Some of them are quite public and others only I know about.
Either way, it’s no one’s business but mine.
I do try not to make other people uncomfortable but I draw the line at the place my sanity outweighs their discomfort. I won’t apologize for utilizing whatever supports keep me keeping on and not giving up.
So if you are worrying more about what other people think than what helps your heart, PLEASE STOP!
You are free to be who you have to be.
You are free to do what you have to do.
You don’t need anyone’s permission to grieve.