I hope everyone is making it through Christmas OK this year. “OK” what’s that? well, I don’t know. Everyone’s barometer is different on that one.For me it is being able to walk through it all, endure the sadness, but somewhere find a bit of peace with myself. That’s it. I don’t think you can ask for much more that that. Every Christmas I light a “remembrance candle”. I painted white poinsettias on the candle holder and light it in memory for those we have lost .. I gave them to my family too. We all light them when we host an event. An unspoken remembrance is able to take a presence among us all.                                                                                                                                                                                                  This year I made one and lit it to remember all my  friends who suffered a loss, and that I know are feeling the sadness of the empty chair at the Christmas table. When I looked at the flickering candle, it gives me peace and I don’t feel so all alone. So you were all on my personal barometer this year.   I wish you the  moments of peace, fond remembrance of past Christmases,  and just perhaps warm memories being made to remember and cherish as well.

Happy Holidays dear friends.