Don’t Tell Me How To Grieve!

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I was at the funeral home the other day and saw this on the wall.  I think it speaks volumes!

CREDO

I believe grief is a process that involves a lot of time, energy and determination.  I won’t “get over it” in a hurry, so don’t rush me!

I believe grief is intensely personal.  This is my grief.  Don’t tell me how I should be doing it.  Don’t tell me what’s right or what’s wrong.  I’m doing it my way, in my time.

I believe grief is affecting me in many ways.  I am being affected spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and mentally.  If I’m not acting like my old self, it’s because I’m not my old self and some days I don’t even understand myself.

I believe I will be affected in some way by this loss the rest of my life.  As I get older, I will have new insights into what this death means to me.  My loved one will continue to be part of my life and influence me until the day I die.

I believe I am being changed by this process.  I see life differently.  Some things that were once important to me aren’t any more.  Some things I used to pay little or no attention to are now important.  I think a new me is emerging, so don’t be surprised – and don’t stand in the way.

John Kennedy Saynor

Make it a great day!

Barry

P.S.  What am I thankful for today?  I’m thankful for the different ways that God speaks into my life.  I’m thankful for every breath of every day.  I’m thankful for friends and family.

What are you thankful for today?

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  1. What a great credo. Thanks for posting it.

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