It seems everywhere we go during this time of the year we see holiday decorations and are being wished a "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays." For many in our community the season may not seem as bright due to the loss of a loved one. Perhaps the death was after a long illness or suddenly after a tragic accident. Either way we are left with the heavy sadness of grief and celebrating feels like the last thing we want to do. At a time of year when everyone is supposed to be happy and enjoying themselves, a grieving person can feel sad, anxious, isolated, lonely and depressed. Knowing these feelings are normal may help you to plan ahead and get through the holiday season. Remember we all grieve in our own way and there is no "right or wrong" way to work through your grief.