This year is the first Christmas we will spend without my grandmother’s physical presence. Many of us are grieving recent losses, and others have been on this grief journey. My message is simple: tomorrow is not promised. LIVE fully, relish in family traditions, explore unique ways of celebration, create new memories and enjoy each moment as it comes. Be present and love authentically. Embrace the legacy…




By birth.

By marriage.

Most definitely through love.



Sunday dinners.

Time spent together over meals.

Grandmothers pass down wisdom

as bread so meticulously kneaded on the floured table.

As it was passed down from their elders.

Cups full of philosophy & blessings poured into each pot.

Detailing moments of our past with hope for tomorrow.

Grandfathers relish in the glory of the day.


When we know from where we’ve come,

we move with clarity towards promises of our future.

Generations of memories.




By Tiffany Reneé

No matter how heavy these times are, find the light this holiday season. Be the light. Love and celebrate Life.

And, I pray that you have a healthy, fulfilling, joyful new year full of loving and living life.


Tiffany Reneé

P.S. Happiest Birthday, Dad! I love you. Do something fun today!

Tiffany Reneé is a writer, poet and activist based in New York. She is a free spirit who loves to truly connect with others. She believes that life gives us opportunities to learn and grow daily if we are open to see the beauty in the expansion. Family time, deep conversation, wine, cooking, music, laughter and travel are a few of her favorite things. She’s a soulful dreamer from the Midwest who has always been drawn to the city lights and the possibilities that exist in choosing “more” of what allows you to live a life that you love.

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