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Departed Loved Ones
Sometimes a holiday can be upsetting because the people you want to celebrate with simply arenīt around any more. The first Motherīs Day after your mother has died, for example, can be extremely difficult. Grieving is natural, so donīt try to convince yourself that it is wrong to feel sad. Find ways to make the day still have meaning to you and to your departed oneīs memory. Read poems that he loved. Walk along her favorite beach. Plant flowers or a tree in his name. Make a donation to a charitable cause in hers. And yes, cry a bit, but also smile at the memories of what you had together. People live on in the memories and deeds of others - make the day one that celebrates their lives.