I’ve been thinking a lot lately about support systems and I came across this quote on my personal Facebook page this morning. It seemed appropriate to my Thursday Thoughts.
It’s so important, especially when you’re grieving, to have at least one person to whom you can say “I’m not fine”. So often when someone asks we say we’re fine. It’s just easier. But, really, we’re not fine. We’re anything BUT fine. We’re an emotional roller coaster. And that’s okay.
Seek out that one person. It may not be who you thought it would be. Your best friends or your siblings or your spouse may not be the most helpful. It may be a coworker or a cousin or a neighbor. It doesn’t matter who, it only matters that there is someone who will listen without judgement and without platitudes. Someone who will listen with an open heart. Someone who will not try to take your pain away, but will walk alongside you on your journey.
Who have your found to be the most supportive, the most helpful to you in your journey? Was it who you expected?
Copyright 2014 Lisa B. Wolfe, Translating Grief, LLC