Holidays are a time of contradiction for many. It is supposed to be a time of thanks and gratitude, but for some it is a time of confusion, sadness, and loneliness. This tends to be especially true for those suffering from PTSD and trauma.
Please keep these people in mind this Thanksgiving. Try to be compassionate towards them if they aren't feeling as social, communicative, or merry. It is a time of remembrance for them of what they believe life should be like, but somehow it doesn't match what life is for them in this moment. Reach out to them to let them know you care, but be kind in giving them their space if that is what they require. Your reaching out will make a difference even if they aren't able to join in the festivities the way others do.
All in all, share your compassion for all of humankind and be grateful for the place that each person is in today.
We are all on our own journey and the only place you need to be in this moment is in the quiet space within finding something to be quietly thankful for.
Thank you for the continued support of all my readers at "Peaceful Warriors" and for all of the wonderful people I have met directly through doing this work. Each one of you has brought me wisdom, knowledge, and a broadened perspective of suffering, healing, and recovery.
I appreciate each one of you for trusting me with your stories and your healing.
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