As we began the week leading up to Christmas and New Years take a minute and check in. Do a buddy check! Call, text, drive up the driveway and say hello. These holidays can lead to inadvertent and self imposed isolation. Make sure and keep your buddies in your plans and stay in contact if they decline an invitation. New Years Eve fireworks and celebration can be extremely difficult as the sounds can be a trigger for repressed emotions and memories. Don’t be overly intrusive but just make sure they know you got their six if they reach out.
We sleep peaceful in our homes because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf. Let’s honor thier courage by keeping an eye on the ones who stood for us and may be on the verge of falling down!!