Do you know what happens when you find gold stars day after day? You change your mind! You literally change how your mind perceives the world and that is powerful stuff! You create a life based on intentionality.
Invisible buddies exist all around us. When you meet someone who has a quality you particularly admire, perhaps someone who is “widowing” in a way that you admire, watch them. Observe them. Take notice. Try on those qualities, as if they were a new hat.
Use your pain to transform how you move through the world. Learn to live in grace and love while never forgetting the brokenness. It is because of the bitter that we can fully experience the sweet.
For a few days widowed people get to set aside their grief work and just relax and soak in the comfort and deep understanding of being with people who get you.
Here’s the thing. Even though you feel like your future is over, it isn’t. If you have a pulse, you have a future. If you have a future, there is a future version of you waiting for you and cheering you on.
The sun really does rise and set each day, and with that passage of time our loss becomes more manageable.
You have a unique opportunity to carve and craft a new future; your Plan B. It will look very different, but you CAN really create a new life to love.
While it’s so hard to remember, the storms in your life will pass, and above that angry storm are beautiful blue skies!
There are many things you can do to support your widowed family and friends on Mother’s Day.
Think of your home as a basecamp. Allow it to be a place to stop and reorient, a place to remember who you are. It will change how you feel about your home.