A Note from Lynn:
Since loss is something we can all relate to, it has the powerful ability to connect us! Grief is not only experienced after the death of a loved one, it is also experienced when we lose something that is important to us such as a pet, a job, or significant relationship. Grief cannot be rushed and it can be messy! Having support while learning how to establish a “new normal” helps in the healing process. When someone dies we often we try avoid talking about the loss to people who are grieving out of fear that it will make them feel bad. People who are grieving are thinking about it A LOT - bringing it up will give them an opportunity to share if they want to. You can let them know you are thinking about them by sharing a fond memory of their loved one or asking how you can be there for them.
This is the card for this month →
“These things I cannot change. Not one of them. Can’t fix, can’t heal, can’t put the broken pieces back together. But what I can do is offer myself, wholehearted and present, to walk with the people I love through the fear and the mess.” -Shauna Neiquest
Your mission for today:
Connect with someone who is grieving a loss.
Who do you know who has gone through a loss? Whether recent or years past, grief can often linger. Recognizing the loss can be so healing for the person who has lost something. They are probably thinking about it everyday and knowing that someone else is still thinking about it can really be comforting.
Pull out your “Broken Pieces” card and write a note of sympathy to someone that comes to mind.
We'd love for you to comment as you finish these action steps! Let's create community and be inspired by the stories of these cards and the people writing and receiving them.