Put a smile on your face and make the most of these holidays because your parents would always want to see you happy.
The holiday season is a joyous time for everyone. However, for those grieving the loss of their parents, it is not easy. Since the season is a constant reminder of the happiness, love, and traditions you shared with them, navigating through the Christmas season will be a huge challenge. But here are a few things you can do to cope with the situation and also keep the memories of your dearest parents alive in your life.
Browsing through old holiday photographs, videos or even gifts can evoke nostalgic memories of the wonderful times you shared with them. While they are not around physically, your face will light up every time you think of all the good times.
You can borrow your late mother's recipes to create all her Christmas specials or even enjoy your father's favorite Christmas drink. Donate to the charity your parents visited every year or get your siblings to church for the midnight service as your mother did. Keeping up with these holiday traditions is a great way to reconnect with your late parents and their memories.
Every parent wants their child to always have a smile on their face. Though your heart is mourning and you cannot think of a celebration without your late parents, it is not what they want of you. They want you to be thankful for the life you have and enjoy every moment, especially the holidays. Call a bunch of your closest people, make a hearty meal, and talk about the good things you are grateful for in life.
Though nobody can replace your parents, this year has taught us the importance of appreciating the ones we have around us. While it is difficult to get over the loss of your parents, you should not bury yourself in that pain. Call your loved ones, send greeting cards, or even call them over for a hot supper on Christmas Eve. When you reach out to your loved ones, they will know that you care. Moreover, you will have companions to share both your sorrow and happiness.
When you are going through pain, you will be able to connect and relate to those in similar situations. If you know of a friend, a colleague, or even a stranger who is unable to cope with the loss of their loved ones during the holiday season, reach out to them even if it is for a day. Do what you can to put a smile on their face. Deliver some holiday delights or go over and spend some time with them. Your efforts can change the way they feel.Disclaimer : The views expressed in this article belong to the writer and are not necessarily shared by lessonslearnedinlifeinc.