Remaining Thankful Through Grief

By: Tom Gallagher
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Even very positive-minded people can find it a little challenging to remain thankful in every situation. This is even truer if they are grieving. When a loved one isn't in your life any longer, it can become very challenging to keep yourself in a positive frame of mind and be happy and thankful for the things you have. 

The holiday season can be particularly tricky to deal with as the grief weighs you down even further during this time. People around you, family members, and friends that care about you may push you and want you to cheer up. But this is something you may not be able to do when you are grieving.

How To Remain Thankful

There are many ways in which you can remain thankful through grief, and here we look at some of them:

  • You must focus on the good times that you had spent with your loved one when they were alive. These memories will help you be thankful for having had the opportunity to spend those moments with them.
     
  • Thank the higher power for creating emotions and giving you the ability to accept them. You may go through various emotions at different times, but you should look upon these as a gift that you have been given from God or the power that you believe in.
     
  • It is also essential to be thankful that you have been provided a way to overcome the grief and tragedy that you felt after the death of your loved one.
     
  • Draw from your inner strength. Be thankful that you can heal with a little help from those around you.

These may seem like straightforward things, but they will help you overcome your grief and move on. If you want to know more about our funeral services, Nutmeg State Cremation Society, or through our contact us form.

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