New years eve!
This day is always tough for me. By far my greatest emotional scar is the death of my older brother when I was 10. New Years Eve is his birthday. He would have been 40. I was able to remember him fondly, his distinct laugh, and still able to go out and celebrate with friends. Although, as much of a night owl as I am, I was beat by 1030, and had to force myself to stay out until midnight.
I got home and did ritual, showing absolute compassion to myself with each utterance of the mantra. It felt comforting.
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