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By Platinum Team December 18, 2016

Home for the holidays

This post is part of our Life at Home series. Each month, we explore different thinking, techniques or tools related to the concept of a home and what it means to live well in ours.

Home for the holidays. That phrase that certainly conjures up a whole host of thoughts and memories. Some items that pop up are more desirable than others. Grandma Rose’s homemade cinnamon rolls. Yes, PLEASE. That aroma is to die for. And the sweet taste? Out of this world. Grandpa’s “signature” fruitcake. Eh… let’s just say we weren’t heartbroken the year he decided to stop making those. As for the year a certain uncle and aunt drank a bit too much and fought most awkwardly in front of the family…. nevermind. Let’s not go there.

It’s no secret that the holidays are a charged subject. You may be blessed to be home this year, or you may be far from it. You may be looking forward to time with family, or you may find yourself mostly alone. You may be wanting to press pause and savor it all, or you may be searching for fast-forward, trying to jump past this season altogether. Whichever boat you’re in, we want to remind you — it’s okay.

Whether you are excited or heartbroken, enlivened or afraid — this is life. It isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always picturesque. Yet, in the midst of it all, we’re convinced — there’s always hope to be found. So, it’s our wish that this is a season of hope for you, even that seems unlikely or impossible. We hope that you experience a season in which light breaks through any darkness.

Happy Holidays, The Platinum Team