I find myself this year among the ongoing death and illness, feeling like I want to keep my loved ones close. I'm making a more conscious effort to tell people when they say or do something that makes me smile, helps me deal with a problem or helps me to feel more connected in the world.
I hug my close loves as much as I can too.
And sometimes I stay at home and cry. Sometimes I'm overwhelmed with sadness and worry. I try to let it come and just have it be part of me. There is such an enormity of grief in my life just now - my own and that of others that sometimes crying and staying in wrapped in sadness is all that I want to do.