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.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Meaningful Gift Ideas For Someone Who Has Recently Lost Someone

When someone you know is grieving, he or she needs your support. Your presence and companionship during this difficult time can be a great solace. However, we at Nutmeg State Cremation Society know...

Can I Still Have A Gathering/Visitation/Service If I Choose Cremation?

Many clients that we meet with at Nutmeg State Cremation Society believe that if they have a cremation, they cannot conduct a gathering, visitation, or service. This is a misconception and you can ...

What Is Cremation Jewelry?

Dealing with losing a loved one isn’t easy, and coming to terms with that loss can be an uphill task for many people. However, at Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we know that this is just one aspec...

4 Types Of Cremation: Understanding The Differences

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we have seen that although cremations are becoming more commonplace today, most people are not sure about what the process involves. Many aren’t even aware that t...

How Do You Say Good-Bye?

When someone close to you passes away, it can leave you deep in grief. Sometimes, even when you know that the person is suffering from a terminal illness or is old and will not survive, dealing wit...

Tips for Explaining the Concept of Death to Children

Most kids do not fully understand what death is and that it is permanent. They are unable to recognize its significance and parents or guardians have to explain the concept to them. However, this c...

Personalizing a Funeral Service on a Budget

Nutmeg State Cremation Society believes that a funeral service helps families and close friends of the deceased recover from their loss. Many families that have lost a loved one want to plan a spec...

5 Tips to Help a Friend Through the Grieving Process

If you have a grieving friend, you might find it painful to witness their agony. Many people are unaware of how to console a bereaved person, and as a result, make errors in dealing with them. Bei...

Choosing the Perfect Songs for the Funeral Service

Selecting funeral music can be difficult. You must find something significant while not upsetting family members and other attendees. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we have seen many families s...

5 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need To Know

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we have seen that attending a funeral can be difficult for many people. While it’s a way to show support to the family of the deceased and to say goodbye to the d...