It’s okay to be sad

August 19, 2010

I’ve just come across some thoughtful words about grief which I’d like to share with you.

The article was written by someone who has been devastated by the sudden death of friend in difficult circumstances, and he is still struggling to come to terms with that loss.

Learning to deal with loss is just one of life’s lessons but knowing this, doesn’t make it any easier. I’d like to dedicate this post to a dear blogging friend who is grieving following the recent miscarriage of a much wanted baby.

“It’s clear that I’m still very much grieving for my friend, but if I could offer any advice to someone who has lost someone dear to them, it would be that it’s okay to be sad.

Grief takes time; there is no right amount of time for you to come to terms with it. Some days it will seem like you are finally ready to move on and then something will trigger a memory and it feels like you’ll never be the same again.

But all I can say is to take every day as it comes. Don’t ever feel guilty for being happy, the best way to honour your lost friend is to enjoy life enough for the both of you.”

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