My dad texted me this pic earlier and it sparked my desire to write today's post.
First and foremost let me say that I acknowledge that this pandemic has devastated the lives of many people, both far and close to home. People have lost their loved ones due to Covid19 and are struggling to push through the grieving process, Yes, grieving has a 5 step process and according to the last episode of Dear White People, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Swiss-American psychiatrist and pioneer in near-death studies got it right. The 5 stages of grieving are 1. Denial 2. Anger 3. Bargaining 4. Depression & 5. Acceptance
"The five stages, denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief. Not everyone goes through all of them or in a prescribed order. Our hope is that with these stages comes the knowledge of grief ‘s terrain, making us better equipped to cope with life and loss. At times, people in grief will often report more stages. Just remember your grief is as unique as you are."
Our uniqueness belongs to each of us along with how we process through each stage /season of our life. No one wants to die and no one wants to lose a loved one either. However, the truth of the matter is that death will call each of us by our names one day, and every day above ground is a day worth living!!! So please friends and loved ones, if you have suffered a loss due to this virus take the time that is needed to grieve, but then take the time to live the heck out of life. Remember each day God opens our eyes is truly a gift that should be celebrated.
The rest of my text is below:)))
Even a seed has to die in order for something to grow!!!
Questions of the day
What do you want to grow out of the pain in your life?
How can you celebrate the people you've lost?
What can you do today to celebrate yourself?