Ministries at Creighton University
Online Ministries Grief
• Avoid what gives you the blues.
• When asked, “What can I do to help you?”…have
• Acknowledge to yourself, to another, that holidays may bring emotions
and memories to the surface.
• Share stories about your loved one (i.e. If….were here,
you know what....would say! Remember when…)
• You may feel sad. Feelings are neither good nor bad; it’s
what you do with them that make a difference.
• Re-evaluate old traditions and family rituals. Do you want to
keep observing them? Want a change? A different way to celebrate?
• Plan something to look forward to on January 2…after the
• It’s OK to set limits. Let others know what you can do or
don’t want to do, or how much you want to do for the holidays.
• Find opportunities for support.
• Count your blessings…make a list.
• Look for the true meaning behind the holiday.
• Slow down as best you can (inside and outside).
• Do something good for yourself at least once a day…this
little treat will get you over some of the rough spots in the day.
• Take some time for prayer, meditation and sitting quietly in God’s
presence. Perhaps recite Psalm 23.
Sr. Marie Micheletto, RSM
Archdiocese of Omaha