National Grief Awareness Day: On Grief

About GRIEF: It comes from love. Immense love. Love transformed, not lost.  It comes in waves. Unpredictable waves. Waves that will both carry you and knock you down. Waves that will allow you to float and also sink you down so deep, you think you’ll never resurface. It cannot be ignored. It is powerful and mighty.  It can give you purpose that you’ve never had before. Igniting pieces of your heart and soul that were once hidden and tucked away.  It never stops. It never goes away. Instead, it stays with you like an uninvited guest and an unwanted companion. It teaches you things. Things you’re not ready to learn and things you are. The lessons of grief ache, but they also have great value if you pay attention. It can be lessened with remembrance, hope, and time. Time doesn’t heal your grief, it simply changes your perspective.  Never be ashamed of your grief. Never lock it up or hide it from the world. It’s a beautiful piece of you, created by love and gifting you the opportunity to become someone’s legacy.  xox, Chels  #nationalgriefawarenessday