The Good Grief Newsletter
Words of mourning joy to speed us on our merry way and help us through one more day--without our loved one by our side
December 17, 2009
Expect the Unexpected
It's a new day. And even though it's *hand over mouth* years since you buried your loved one, you, dear widow, are feeling sad.
It's okay. And to be expected.
Because the Holidays are here and it's the perfect trigger to set us off missing the one we love.
So be prepared, carry a tissue, and don't be afraid to let the tears out.
After that, go get a manicure. Glitter them in crimson and gold. And celebrate!
You can, and you will get through.
Then do what I do. Open what I lovingly refer to as a joy-nal, set a clocker timer for ten minutes, and write something.
I dare you.
Natalie Goldberg's, "Writing Down the Bones"
If you're looking to get started writing down the memories of your loved one, and you have no idea how or where to start, this is the book for you.