and what if you feel helpless?
what if, despite the season of light and joy, you feel such sorrow and grief?
freely feel the sorrow, the grief.
pray in whatever manner you do.
know your prayer makes a difference.
channel your grief to help another in need; there are so many in need.
if your grief is for people and circumstances afar, make a difference for some one close.
bake and cook with more soul than ever.
visit your elderly neighbor.
call, even if it's inconvenient.
make a shelter for feral cats.
donate money where ever you feel compelled.
give no advice, just listen.
make more time for those you love.
to act, right where you are, is to keep goodness alive,
is to stave off your own helplessness,
is to keep lit the candle of hope.