National Grief Awareness Day

Today has been noted as National Grief Awareness Day and my regular followers know that the main theme of my blog is to encourage people to be more bereavement aware and help those who are struggling.

We still have such a long way to go to accept that everyone grieves in a different way and there is no time limit on the grieving process.

As I say so often there are no great words of wisdom to make somebody feel better and remove their sorrow but we can help ease their pain just a little by acknowledging their loss rather than ignoring it… just because we feel uncomfortable and do not know what to say.

The intensity of one’s grief is often determined by the closeness of the relationship we have with our loved one. My advice is to take one day at a time and not to be too hard on yourself. Try to resume activities that you enjoy as your loved one would want you to go on living life to the full..of that I am certain.

To all those out there who have lost somebody they love, try and celebrate their life as best you can, and, as I say so often, death does not end a relationship.

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