Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.  From a headstone in Ireland.

The Holidays may bring you face to face with the loss of someone you love. Grief is a powerful experience and requires expression. Speak the name of your loved one, and remember his or her gift to you and your life. Remember how much more you have to bring to life because of the time you shared.

Spiritual Contemplation: Write a love letter to the one you’ve lost and whom you miss.

Affirmation: My grief is an outward sign of my love. I allow my grief to be a gentle and tender expression of my heart. I know the Love of Spirit supports me always.