This Is What Happens When A Person Is Grieving
This Week's Simple Tip
I've always been fascinated by "Before and After" pictures, be it room renovations, furniture restorations, facial makeovers, etc. Seeing the transformation is truly amazing. Some changes are much less obvious. Take for example a person who experiences the loss of a loved one. While they may look the same externally, a person is not the same person they were before losing a loved one; they are internally broken.
This is important to keep in mind in our approach to someone who has lost a loved one in life. In this heartbreaking and hilarious talk, Nora McInemy explains that "A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again. They're going to move forward. But that doesn't mean that they've moved on."
Moving on is impossible because a loved one's death is more than a moment; their existence is ever present in the shaping of our lives even when they are gone. The beautiful thing is that if that person quietly closes their eyes, they can still be with their loved one.
This Week's Focus:
This week, think of those in your life who have lost loved ones. Reach out and check in on them, recognizing they are moving forward the best they can, but will never move on.
Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!