Holidays bring gatherings and memories. I have received calls of what do you do if you have no family around for Easter or Passover and tears fall. Crying is a good thing. Let yourself feel what you need to feel whenever and wherever. Who wouldn't be sad missing traditions that have changed.
A woman shared she feels she is on the Hunt for a new group of friends or ways to celebrate holidays that she enjoys, like painting Easter Eggs and filling baskets. She decided to go to her community park where they will be having a hunt. We got to a laugh after tears about her bringing her dolls in a stroller and sitting them on a swing in a poke dot bonnet with plastic eggs in her pink dress, filled with jelly beans.
Oh changes? Just not easy when your television shows holiday celebrations with families and friends and you are alone.
Make a plan. Hunt for something to do that day where you will feel connected, even if it is to go to your local café, read the paper and be served coffee and breakfast. Go to a museum, movie, bookstore, observatory, farmer's market...well you get the idea. Sometimes you need a push to get out of the cage and hunt for surprises that might show up. Believe me, you aren't the only one who feels the loneliness and that helps in knowing you aren't LEFT OUT, you are in a changing cycle. Be kind to yourself.