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Grief is a Gift

Grief is a Gift


Today, Grief is a Gift

This was an especially difficult week. My father-in-law passed away and it was the 1 year anniversary of my husband’s passing, and then his birthday 2 days later. It was a tremendous amount of sadness and grief that was flowing through me in this short period of time. It’s not like the grief isn’t always there, hovering in the background, popping up periodically to remind me of the wound within me. But the sadness during this period was definitely deeper and harder to shake off.

An old friend sent me something that reminded me that grief is a gift, it’s part of the human experience that helps to define us. We all experience it at some point in our lives and it reminds us that we’re alive. For me, it’s a push to live fully, to be present in my daily life and treat each day as an important part of my life journey. There are days and periods of time when I just need to do nothing, to allow myself to rest emotionally, to recover from the painful gnawing within me. But there are also times when I soak it up, breathe it in and feel gratitude for the life I have.

We all have so much to offer in this life, and our grief experience can help others to feel less alone, to be a part of a tribe of those who have lost ones we love. If you’re grieving it means you have loved deeply, and that is also a gift.

Have a beautiful day