I’d like to talk to you all about grief.
We are all experiencing it to one degree or another. For those of us here in Nova Scotia, or with ties here, it is unfortunately far stronger now, but the whole world is going through it.
Grief for lost liberties, grief for loss of free movement, for loss of employment, for loss of social interaction, for loss of human touch.
You may not even realize that grief is what you’re feeling, but you are.
The thing is, grief takes some really unpredictable forms, and that makes it harder to recognize sometimes. That outburst you had the other day when your shower turned cold? Grief. The sudden onset of sadness for no reason you can actually name? Grief. A tendency to lose track of time? That’s grief.
The thing is, it’s okay. What you’re feeling is okay. You’re allowed. You know that thought of “but other people have it worse, so I should just suck it up?” That thought is wrong. What you feel is okay.
However, let me tell you what else is okay. Laughter. Joy. Positivity. That funny meme you want to share, but you’re worried you’ll be seen as insensitive for posting it when others are going through so much sorrow? Post it, people need a moment of laughter. That sweet video you saw? Share it. It’s okay for you to enjoy it, and it’s okay for other people to see it. It will help them.
It’s okay to want to enjoy things. It’s okay to want to feel good. You are allowed to feel good, you should try to feel good.
I’ve said this a lot lately in my posts, but let me say it again: be kind to yourself. Those aren’t just empty words I keep tacking onto my posts. I mean it. Be kind to yourself. Cut yourself some slack here.
Want to follow or interact with me on social media? Find me on Twitter by following @jennifermorash or head over to https://www.facebook.com/jennifermorashblog. I post blogs every Wednesday.
2 thoughts on “It’s Okay”
Well said Jenn! Words cannot express how we all feel at this time of horror. One day at a time, we take to heal and remember all the lives that were taken from their families too soon. All our hearts ache …. hugs to all, and thank you for expressing it so well. Xo
LikeLiked by 1 person
So many people do need to hear your message including me.
LikeLiked by 1 person