Life’s Transitions and Holiday Traditions

Many of us have been celebrating the holidays in the same way for years and years, maybe even for generations.  But when our lives change in major ways, we may find that our celebrations and rituals need to change as well.  Whether due to a death in the family, a move out of state, an empty nest – or being flooded out of your home – holiday traditions have to adapt to the needs of our new situations.  But doing so is not always easy and we may have to grieve the old before we can embrace the new.  By sharing stories with others of how we have navigated those changes, we may all find renewed joy, comfort and meaning.  How have your holiday celebrations had to adapt over the years?  Bring a story to share about the changes you have made and the transitions that necessitated them.