I’m grateful for the opportunity to process my Uncle’s death through my writing. While I wrote my blog last week about what we don’t say at funerals, it allowed me the ability to say what needed to be said and most likely won’t be acknowledged with my family. I added more books on grief in my February 10th Wednesday Share Day, a couple I would like to add to my own reading list. And when I did a final edit of a piece I wrote in November, I revisited how far I’ve come grieving the death of my marriage. I’m so grateful for the work I’ve done through my writing and the work I continue to do on myself.

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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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