by charles dickens

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by charles dickens
Sat, 12-10-2011 - 10:16pm

"Lost friend, lost child, lost parent, sister, brother, husband, wife, we will not so discard you! You shall hold your cherished places in our Christmas hearts, and by our Christmas fires; and in the season of immortal hope, and on the birthday of immortal mercy, we will shut out Nothing!"
-Charles Dickens

Dickens encourages us to not forget the past joys and loves we have known, in order to shut out the pain of loss. Rather, we defeat the loss by celebrating the memories of times and people once close to us.

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Sun, 12-11-2011 - 5:12am
Thanks for sharing Holly. My therapist reminds me that when I focus on my mom's and husband's love that I actually feel closer to them as I grieve their loss. have a good day, Josie
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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 11:13am

Thank you for sharing Holly.