At this time of year we lose a lot of friends to death, sometimes in ways we consider tragic.
Let us be there for each other in this light; not knowing who each of our friends may have recently lost, but realizing they may be dealing with pains we don’t know about.
One of the characters in my book had had a lot of death to deal with, and said he had lived for the love, then he had lived for the pain, and then they had taken even that away from him. He also commented that grief was a closing that leads to an opening just exactly when we don’t want one. Let us be aware that our loved ones may need extra support this time of year. For deep and very personal hurts that can’t be cancelled out by simply handing them a present.