Sunday Offering: National Grief Awareness Day

Today, August 30, is National Grief Awareness Day. A day that recognizes the time it takes to heal from loss doesn’t have a prescribed course and is a reminder closure comes in many forms.

As I woke to some much needed rain the darkness felt fitting for National Grief Awareness Day.

Yesterday, bright, shiny, warm… and then this morning… dark, damp, gloomy. Grief comes on as quick as a Texas rain storm. It’s hard to predict and can’t be stopped once it’s headed your way.

I wrote a few months back about Grief During The Pandemic. How even if you had not experienced grief in your own personal life… the pandemic could give you a taste of what it’s like.

Sadness. Anxiety. Depression. Mood swings. Hopelessness. Exhaustion.

If you have experienced grief in your life whether it be through death, distance, loss of another sort… take some extra time today to reflect on it. Remind yourself of the mission statement for this day

“A day that recognizes the time it takes to heal from loss doesn’t have a prescribed course and is a reminder closure comes in many forms.”

There is no prescribed course. Closure comes in many forms.

Let yourself rest today. Know that others around the world are resting and reflecting with you.

Check in on your friends. Make it a point to send a text to one friend that you know needs an encouraging word. This will make the both of you feel better.

I normally end with “Happy Sunday, friends” but I’m not going to do that today. Today can look however we need it to. Happy, sad or indifferent.

Love you all, Melissa

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