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Love Letter to those Missing their Loved Ones this Thanksgiving

Dear mourner,

If depression is the disease of the past, why do we want them now? Why do we think about their favorite food, their quirks, their ability to drive us crazy and care for them at once?

My suggestion?

Make their favorite food.

Go to the spot you once held them tight.

Write them a thanksgiving note and float it into the ocean… or keep it. Keep it and reread it when it’s right.

To grieve is to love.

Your expression of this love looks beautiful, regardless of its form.

Whether it be painful hazy and silent. Or it be giving and receiving compassion.

Remember, lovely mourner, remember. Happiness is a choice, happiness is an action.

Alone in the dark, the devil can tell you whatever it wants.

You are not alone.

You are loved by your kids, your siblings, your friends, your grandparents. Your husband, your wife. You are loved by your neighbors, your friend’s moms, the hands-full-of-diapers lady you let cut in front of line.

You are loved by people who haven’t even met you yet. The ones who will be born soon enough.

You are loved by the wind, the sun, and the pets you feed every night.

You are loved by your ancestors, your paintbrushes, your favorite fishing rod.

You deserve to be loved and I am thankful for you reading this reminder of your light.✨

Keep on, keeping on.

Always in your corner,

Zara Macias

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Latin Locura motivates women to ignite the flames of their craziest dreams. Our writers help readers navigate relationships, develop their careers goals, and build their confidence as tall as the Empire State Building.

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Zara Macias

Zara Macias

Zara holds a BA in Political Science/International Affairs. She’s passionate about destigmatizing mental health and empowering women, Latinos, & POC to lead.

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