Replacing Grief With Appreciation

If there is one thing I’m becoming aware of in the midst of this loss, it’s how precious and fragile life is. There are no guarantees for any of us, and tomorrow is not promised. As much as I miss Delilah, I’m trying to hang onto being present in my life and appreciating the loved ones that I still have around me. It is so easy to get wrapped up and isolated in our grief, but then we are at risk of missing out on moments with loved ones who will not be here forever. A wise, dear friend wrote to me this morning, “It is good to have those moments of remembrance tucked into each day so you can fully grieve.” It is so true. All of us who are grieving need to fully embrace those moments of sadness, tuck them away in our heart, and return to the present moment, so that we don’t miss out on all of the life that still surrounds us.

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