Grief comes in one size, Extra Large.

If we tuck it away in the bottom drawer

where it never sees the light of day,

it remains exactly the same.

On the other hand, 

if we wear it, feel it, talk about it,

and share it with others,

it is likely that it will become faded, shrunk and worn,

or will simply no longer fit.

When grief has served its purpose,

we are able to recognize the many gifts we have gained.

Grief is something which we all cope with differently

Yes, everyone copes with grief differently – some fall apart struggling to find the energy to get out of bed, while others seem to have unending strength being able to carry on with life as if nothing as happened.

So just while someone may not show their grief for a loved one in a way you’d expect, do not think they are not grieving, as we all cope differently, and surely whatever helps us to cope in these circumstances must be good!

Grief

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