Saturday, February 28, 2015

GRIEF IS UNIVERSAL

Grief. I am sure you have all experienced it. That sense of loss and unbearable sadness when you think your life will never be the same again because the loss has been so great. Grief doesn't distinguish on the basis of race,  socio-economic class, ethnic background or religion. There is no language barrier when it comes to grief . An individual's body language and facial expressions speak volumes when it comes to loss, sadness and grief. It doesn't matter where you live, no one will escape the feelings of grief and loss in their lifetime.

 I am still grieving over Lucie. She was a constant source of joy for me, especially after my mom passed away. I am also grieving over the loss of my old way of living. The sale of my house and all of its furnishings. And, this week, I am grieving over what might have been regarding a situation that did not work out as I had hoped. I will try to move forward as best I can, 

In my opinion, the best way to deal with grief and loss is to wake up each day and put one foot in front of the other, keep moving, Playing word games on my computer helps me. I have to focus on the game rather that what's making me sad. There will be days when you may not feel like it, but you have to keep busy and think about what you can do to make your life better. And, what you can do to make someone else's life better. 

I am writing this for anyone who has suffered a recent loss and is grieving. I want them to know. I understand. There will be good days and bad days, but I know we'll get through it. 

Grief is universal. Its the one thing everyone on this planet has experienced and can relate to. We need to help each other through it in any way we can. I know it is a cliche, but we are all on a journey called life. Sometimes we need a little help to get through the tough times. We need someone to listen, someone to care, someone to let us know we are not alone.