If you are hurting this week, I have a message just for you...
Some days it’s hard to find gratitude.
Some days it’s hard to be thankful.
Some days it’s hard to feel joy.
Some days you are lonely, even when you are surrounded by others.
Some days your heartache is so loud that it drowns out everything else good in your life.
Some days all you can do is hope that others won’t notice the pain behind your fake smile.
If today is one of those days, take a deep breath and fill your lungs with air.
Feel your heart beat within your chest.
Remember that you are still alive.
Give yourself a tight squeeze and whisper to yourself - “it won’t always be this hard.”
Find a glimmer of hope on the horizon,
something to walk towards,
something that just might bring you joy,
something that just might make you thankful,
something that just might help you find gratitude…
It won’t always be this hard.
And for now, lean in to the things that bring you some comfort. For me, it’s my fur babies, a cozy blanket, and a hot cup of tea.
Grief is everywhere for all of us - yet our society does a poor job allowing people to grieve. It is ok to grieve and it is normal to struggle with how to continue living your life while dealing with grief.