Grief’s TImeline

Posted: August 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

August 5th, 2009

A couple of friends have experienced some losses recently, and I’ve felt inspired to offer them some advice that somebody else gave me last year when my mom passed away. This touches on the concept of what people in this world expect we “should be”, and how that isn’t always a good thing (a topic close to my heart, as those who’ve read my book know).

When you’re grieving, grieve on YOUR timeline, no one else’s.

Church may give you three days to bury your dead, work may give you five days of bereavement leave, friends may tend to forget your struggle after a couple of months, and you might even question yourself about why you’re still having dreams about your loved one a year after they’ve gone on to a better place.

But I offer this: grief is a profound human experience, and there’s no set formula on how to respond. Listen to your body, your mind, and your heart…and take the time YOU need to feel it.

There’s no set timeline.

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