The last 24 hours brought some major losses to friends I’m close to. The plan for tonight was a staff holiday party. It became apparent yesterday that going would mean leaving friends to mourn losses alone. So another friend and I plotted, and decided to do an impromptu Christmas tree decorating party. It was small, fun, and brought some peace in a crazy day. 

Where you can, comfort those who face loss this time of year. It’s hard, be it a sudden loss, or an old loss that still hurts. Bring joy to the moment by walking in the door with a big smile, an open heart, and no hard and fast plans. Help people live in the moment, help them ignore the what ifs. 

God rest ye merry gentlemen, let nothing you dismay.