“Pure sun shine down on weeping willow souls, grieving for lost soul and seed.” ~Elizabeth Bowers-Pieces of the Tapestry
GRIEF grinds growth. There is no grief which time does not soften and heal. Be present and patient with yourself and others as they grieve. Take the time, but gradually restore moments of enjoyment.
Sadness is a legacy of the past. Symptomatic grief is traumatic. Not releasing your feelings of loss is like drinking bitters for an appetizer-it just does not satisfy your hunger. Instead, accept comfort. Cry and take time to mourn but also realize that each day is offered for you to re-energize your life. You are still alive.
Live! That’s the antidote for grief. Grief is supposed to be short-lived and temporary because it forces you to stagnate and live in the past. Keep the memories, but live in the present.
When you feel it is time to tell your bereavement memory stories, join a grief support group or gather friends and family around and have sharing moments to commemorate post death. You may also dedicate acts of service in the memory of your loved one. These acts heal.
Heal, but don’t forget.
Opportunity Step: Volunteer in memory of a loved one today.
(This is an excerpt from the book, Climb Every Obstacle: Eliminate Your Limits! Buy your copy today.)