You know what they say… Sometimes laughter is the best medicine! In life we often have to deal with situations that we would rather not and then we may be hit with a tragedy or crisis and we have to learn to deal with the situation, try to make sense of it and then start the grieving and healing process. It’s certainly not easy to deal with such a situation at all and certainly not around the holiday season. I can speak from experience on this particular situation. My grandparents raised me and I lost both of them right before the holidays within two years of each other. To add just a little more pressure, my grandmother passed on my sons second birthday and every year I do my best to celebrate another year of his life and, silently grieve the loss of my “moms” (which we lovingly referred to her as).
The recent tragedy that took place in Newtown, CT at Sandy Hook Elementary School was horrible and I still can’t comprehend the motive and senseless act of someone to take action out violently in an Elementary School and harm innocent children and teachers. I’ve had to stop watching the news and start policing articles that I read because every time I see or read news coverage I immediately get overwhelmed with emotion and can’t stop the tears. I am thankful that I have three teenagers that are able to express their feelings to me and my preschooler doesn’t have a clue what happened and I don’t plan on making light of the situation with him. I know that when tragedy happens… It may be hard to try and pick up where we left off and we don’t want to seem insensitive but, we have no choice but to keep living and try to move on. My heart goes out to everyone affected by the situation and pray they find peace and light in such a grim situation. I know first hand… I go through it annually!
We are right upon the holidays and need to try and find some holiday spirit. I’ve always thought that laughter was the best remedy to cure a dark situation. I find it soothing to laugh instead of crying sometimes. I actually still have some holiday shopping to do. Christmas is next Tuesday, My daughter’s thirteenth birthday is on Sunday just two days before Christmas and I have yet to square her away. You’d think I have the birthday and holiday shopping done! So, when I got to see how Kevin Heart likes to shop for the holidays, I immediately busted out laughing. Kevin Hart has shared it all during this month with #ihartholidays. Enjoy this funny holiday video and share how you like to shop for the holidays. Is your holiday shopping complete?