For Those of You Struggling Today..

For many of us, Thanksgiving is a great time spent with family or friends, parades, football, and way too much food.
And let’s not forget the strategy sessions to plan what Black Friday sales we plan on hitting up.

But for some, Thanksgiving is just another day.
Maybe they’re off work, maybe they aren’t.
Maybe today is just like yesterday and tomorrow will be much of the same.

Maybe this is the time of year where the depression they thought they had under control, comes back and slaps them in the face.
Maybe they sit at home alone because of a fractured relationship with their family.
Maybe they sit in a shelter because they have nowhere else to go.

For them, today is just another day.

While we laugh and spend time with loved ones, they long for the day that their broken relationships are restored.
While we’re excited about the upcoming holiday season, they struggle to get themselves out of bed because of crippling depression or anxiety.
While we complain about the two hour drive to grandma’s house, they reminisce on an easier time where that was their biggest worry.
It’s funny how the things we worry so much about today, become so petty later on in life.
But that’s for another post.

Today while most of us are celebrating, there are many that are struggling.
Holidays can be extremely difficult for people.

For those of you who are unable to spend today with the warmth and love this holiday season brings, it’s my hope that you find joy in the smaller things in life.
For those of you who can’t bear to go on another day, it’s my hope that you are reminded that you are worth it. That you are a story still being told, and that story is far from being finished.

Whatever it is that you are struggling with today, may you know peace today.
May you know love.
May you know hope..

We are all stories still being told.
May we never forget that.

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