If you have lost a loved one, you may be feeling very disconnected from the hustle and bustle and this season of holiday cheer.
You may have been dreading the holidays, knowing that this year will be different.
And it will be different. There is no denying it. Yet there is a special gift that we can chose to open this year.
A gift that cannot be taken away from us.
It is the gift of our memories.
You see, each time we embrace a memory we meet again with those we love. For the heart never forgets.
Each memory is a gift that we can unwrap.
Whether you tear off the paper in a hurry to see what’s inside.
Or whether you savour each moment, carefully peeling off each piece of tape until you can fold back the brightly coloured paper.
You may want to set aside a quiet time to unwrap the gift of your memories. Or you may wish to do it as part of a boisterous, noisy family gathering, with each one adding the gift of their own memories to the pile.
Some memories will bring laughter. Some tears. Some will be bitter sweet. But it is these memories that keep our loved ones alive in our hearts.
So this Christmas season, take some time to unwrap and savour the memories. You can treasure them for years to come.