You're still here? Of course you are!

Whatever the holiday is, if you are grieving it can be tough. How did it go for you on Valentine’s Day? You know… the day of love, flowers, chocolates, throws of affection, hearts aplenty with sweet messages inside expressing one’s care and love for another. Believe me; I get it if you wanted to not see the world. The good news is that it’s only one day.

But, let’s look at it in another way. Were you good to yourself in the face of something tough and truly, truly unique to you? Did you embrace where you are on your grief journey and rise with excitement at how far you have come? Did you use Valentine’s Day as a period of remembrance for your loved one and renewed your vows of how to proactively and positively handle your grief?

Surely the individual loss you’ve experienced is deep. It’s how you treat yourself on a day like Valentine’s Day that can make a difference in how the days to come will be.

You’re still here and you knew you would be. We all did too because we’re also with you as part of a larger community.

As always, we encourage you to share your story. Onward!

Would you like to share your story? Please contact us at griefawarenesday@gmail.com