For those of you grieving, the new year talk of resolutions and excitement can feel overwhelming, or just plain wrong.
If you feel out of step with everyone else, don't beat yourself up, ok?
People who know serious grief know there is no getting over it.
You never get over the loss of a child.
You never get over the loss of a spouse.
You never get over the loss of a brother or sister.
But you can learn to live in a new reality.
You can make peace with loss.
But you do that on your own time, in your own way.
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed is a collection of replies to letters sent to Dear Sugar, and a book that has brought great comfort to a lot of people. I keep copies on hand to give out as needed.
Maybe it will be helpful for you too.