Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom: A Coolidge Christmas

Click here to learn more about Calvin Coolidge (30th President) who succeed

Warren G. Harding.

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Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele loves Jesus, books, history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

40 Days of Joy

Moving Forward


When I said, “My foot is slipping,” Your love, O Lord, supported me.

Psalm 94:18

Slipping and Sliding

There will be times in during the holidays where you will slip and sometimes even fall. 

No one moves through a grief journey unscathed – especially at the holidays. 

You have to figure out what you want to do, talk it over with family/friends and enlist their help in making sure you are making forward progress holidays.

Forward Means

Moving forward means taking your loved one into the future with you because they have a place in your heart.  

Forward progress through your grief journey, whether at the holidays or during the rest of the year, should bring you joy – no matter how small your steps.


If sometime you should slip and fall just remember –


Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.

Victor Kiam

Also, when moving forward through the Christmas season gets to be too much ponder what President Coolidge said:

Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.

Calvin Coolidge, 1927

My Wish

May the real spirit of Christmas become a state of mind to you and your family.  If it is, then you will have joy through-out the year.