Empty Chair

Somebody will be facing an empty chair this year for the first time or longer as tears roll down their cheeks for the loved one they lost. For the memories of No more to be created. For the regret of the time they lost and spent arguing over things that didn’t matter.

They will need Somebody to sit next to them, and let them be, cry, and be.

Give them space to grieve for a moment. Give the gift of silence, but don’t ignore them. Give them the gift of allowance, let them be themselves for a minute, and the tide will recede. Will you give them the gift of remembering the one who sat in that empty chair? You don’t have to say a word; a hug will do.