After spending my morning wrapping gifts for family and friends, I couldn't help but think about family and friends I am not able to spend time with over the festive period.
There are numerous reasons; they live too far away, they're working or simply they're no longer with us.
We all have people who we miss, but once they have touched our hearts they never really leave.
Something as basic as a smell or phrase can instantly take you back to a memory of them.
Hold on to those memories as they are a great cushion for old age.