“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”
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Losing someone you love is painful. Grief is hard, arduous work. You are exhausted emotionally, spiritually, physically. You will never be the same. But you will be. The question is, how?
"Become a survivor by acknowledging the small steps you take toward healing," says grief expert Nancy Weil. "For one person that could be mowing the lawn for the first time. For another, it might be grocery shopping without tears when you pass by your loved one's favorite food. Each small success is a moment to savor. It is an indicator that you will survive, that you can do more than you ever thought you could. Inside of you is a strength that you may have never called upon before, but now that you need it, it is there to carry you through."
Here are some other thoughts to help carry you through...
“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” -Paulo Coelho
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“Do one thing every day that scares you.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
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“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”