In 2017, Pixar & Disney released a movie called Coco. At first reluctant to see it (it just didn't initially appeal to me), my son Taylor convinced me I would love it. Now I have seen it several times and each time I watch, I cry. It gets me every time.
Coco centers around the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, which is celebrated November 1 - 2. Some people confuse this day with Halloween, but while Halloween is a night of trick or treating and mischief making, Día de los Muertos celebrates love and respect for deceased family members. It is filled with color and celebration and joy.
The church also celebrates November 1 as All Saints Day. On the first Sunday in November, many churches will read the names of those in the congregation that have passed in the last year and remember them publicly. This is a chance to remember those who are gone and the impact they have had on the community.
Coco features the sweetest song entitled "Remember Me." I am including a video below so you can experience it for yourself. I hope you will take time over the next few days to remember those you love and miss - you honor them with your memories, and you keep them in your heart.
And for those you love and share life together, be them family or friends, take time to share your love with them. In the midst of this super fun time of year, filled with Halloween, Fall Festivals, candy, and costumes, slow down and enjoy every minute. Make memories. Remember every detail.
For even if I'm far away I hold you in my heart
I sing a secret song to you each night we are apart