By Jenni Klock Morel
Hold love in your heart. Understand that deep love and gratitude can live side-by-side with deep grief, deep pain.
Know your true north. Your lost loved one loved you, as you loved them. They would want you to do your best to find joy in life again, even if only in small ways to start.
Acknowledge the little things. It is the little things that matter most. A knowing smile from a family member. A supportive hug from a friend. An act of thoughtfulness. Being seen, being heard by another. Moments of peace can be found in the smallest of places, if only we remember to look.
Ideas To Honor Your Loved One…
Know that ultimately the love you shared is what matters.
And you get to carry that love, the cherished memories, and the ways in which they positively influenced who you are, with you for the rest of your life.