At the beginning of the year, a friend’s mother in my Accountability Group passed away. We gathered last week on Zoom to support his loss. A couple hours after that meeting, I found out my uncle was in the ICU for his heart. He needed surgery, but was too weak to have it done. He passed away the next day.

 

To help process the loss and my questions about unhealed childhood trauma, I wrote about what we don’t say at a funeral service that we really need to learn to talk about. I struggled if the quote I used on this week’s Motivational Monday blog was appropriate (it didn’t feel so motivational to me), yet I posted it anyway. Grief is a part of life.

 

This week’s share day is on grief.

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I’m grateful I allow myself to process my emotions through writing, to become an observer of my story, and to be courageous enough to allow others to read my thought processes. I’m grateful my writing resonates with some and I’m also grateful for those who challenge my ideas because that’s when true learning and healing occurs.

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