We are all hoping you have a beautiful holiday season. Reality is that sometimes at this time of year it may be difficult to enjoy the holidays. There may be a family member or friend that will not be with you for the holidays the year for a variety of reasons from death to a move to deployment or perhaps due to a strain in the relationship. There may be reminders everywhere of that loss or change. Sometimes the holidays trigger waves of grief or anger. One way to manage those feelings is to allow yourself time on a daily basis to just be still with those feelings and allow your heart to be cleansed of the anger or expanded by the grief. Just take a little bit of time to feel it, acknowledge it and then put it away. Then replace it by seeking peace and feeling gratitude for those people that are in your life now or for the time you had with the people you are missing.
If you look for peace in the smallest of things you will find it.