Handling a Grieving Heart During the Holidays

Handling a Grieving Heart During the Holidays

In my household the holiday season brings a lot of joyful anticipation. Yes, I am one of THOSE people. My trees are already up and the house is decorated for Christmas long before Thanksgiving day even gets here. Christmas movies, holiday music and sugar cookies baking in the oven are a regular in the Hildebrand home. But, in the midst of all of the joy and celebration I am reminded that there are many out there who dread this time of year. If you have ever experienced the loss of a loved one you may know all too well this sadness. So how does one deal with a grieving heart during the holidays? Here are some things I think are helpful to keep in mind if you or someone you love is grieving

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My Grateful Heart ~ Random Gratitude

My Grateful Heart ~ Random Gratitude

Each and every day holds the opportunity to reflect on the blessings of our lives. Gratitude has a way of unlocking miracles in waiting. But more importantly gratitude changes our outlook, fills us with joy and energetically puts us on the right track. I practice something I like to call Random Gratitude. It keeps my heart happy and my spirit bright. For instance, yesterday my random gratitude list included

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