Are You Also Alone?

I recently became a widow and have been attending grief support groups.  I picked up some good ideas that I am passing on to you.

  • Expect a sense of unreality.
  • It is common to feel as though you are merely going through the motions.
  • A balance can be achieved between reminiscing and moving on with your life.
  • Fill a box with memorabilia to share with a close friend.
  • Give yourself time to adjust to a new normal.
  • Give yourself goals that you can complete in a day.
  • Gain momentum in your daily tasks.
  • Be honest with yourself.
  • Live guilt free.
  • Do things that make you feel good about yourself.
  • Realize that you are recreating your self.
  • Think positively–expect good things to happen.
  • Focus on new experiences.
  • Do  some journaling to mark your progress.
  • Spend time with the Lord experiencing His unmerited love.
  • Reach out to others along the way.

May God bless your journey, my friend!

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone.”  Genesis 2:18

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