February is the month for hearts.
It’s the month that we send Valentines and celebrate love in all of its forms. But for someone who is grieving it can also be the month when we run smack dab into the center of our sadness. It can stir up memories of beautiful times, but times passed. It can also stir up hopes and wishes for love unfulfilled or opportunities missed. And just like Thanksgiving and Christmas which we just experienced, Valentine's Day cannot be avoided. We see it talked about in sappy commercials, decorations at the mall, cards on the card rack of any store, and even when we shop for groceries.
So, how do you take care of your heart?
When you miss someone who is gone it is hard not to “feel." In fact, we don’t really want to stop feeling. So what do you do to take care of yourself and honor the love that you feel for someone who isn’t here?
This is in some ways an everyday question, because every day you encounter their being elsewhere. But for this month how about trying something different. Let this list serve as your inspiration for the month: