Thanksgiving has passed and now the holiday season is in full swing. This time of year is supposed to be bursting with sweetness, like huge ball of sugar coated wonderful goodness. For many of us that’s exactly how it goes, but then there are the others that have a hard time around the holidays because they have lost a loved one.
If you or your child has some stirring emotions that make it difficult to fully enjoy the season, then try taking some time to let all of those pent up emotions out.
Get your thoughts down on paper
If there is someone in your life that you and/or your child have lost, for whatever reason, I encourage you to write about your feelings and let them out. Simply write how you feel whether it be in the form of a letter, a poem, a song or whatever makes you feel the most comfortable. Just let it all out!
Cut away the stress and make it into something beautiful
Once you have all of those emotions written down it’s time to take all of that and release it. Do this by taking the paper in your hands and folding it, cutting it, folding it and cutting it again until you make it into a beautiful snowflake. *I’ve put a link at the bottom of this post to show you exactly how to do this*
Take your finished snowflake and tape a piece of string or ribbon to the back of it in the shape of a teardrop. Now you can hang your snowflake up somewhere you can enjoy it.
When my grandmother passed away it was difficult for some of my relatives to grieve in a healthy way. My grandmother was raised during a time when you had to be tough and sometimes her hard exterior hurt others feelings. When she passed away it was difficult for many who were close to her to remember the positive things about her. During that time I wrote my feelings down in the form of a poem and I would like to share it with you.Only Human ~ In memory of my Mom-Mom
What will you remember of me, now that I am gone? Where will your thoughts lead you? To a scowl, or a frown or an unkind word? I was only human after all. I was not perfect, I never claimed to be. Please remember my smile, as I smiled at you. Remember how I always greeted you with a hug and a kiss. And how, no matter what I was in the middle of doing, I always made time for you. Remember the many delicious foods I cooked and baked and shared with you. Every one of them was made with love. Remember when we laughed together. Remember the special moments we shared. Remember that I always loved you, even when I gave you reason to doubt it. I always loved you with every fiber of my being. Remember all of those things as you reminisce; And please never forget, that just like you, I was only human. ————————————————————————————————————–
I hope that by getting your emotions out and releasing them that you/your child will be able to enjoy the holidays and each other even more.*You can use this technique to help you/your child cope with any situation that is difficult to face or is causing stress*
*Go to http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Paper-Snowflake to learn how to make a paper snowflake. It’s easy!*