This is the first week of spring and with it comes new hope and a rebirth of energy and drive. Sometimes when mourning, we can find ourselves stuck in what seems to be an endless winter. Darkness and despair may be the only reality we can picture.
It takes energy sometimes to look beyond winter’s bleakness. No matter how dark it may seem. No matter how cold and dark your winter may be, spring will come and help bring new life and energy to you.
When I find myself in this scenario, I have to remember to be grateful. I have to find little things to be grateful for--a bit of sun shining through on a cloudy day. Maybe I could think about something that made me smile or even laugh. Helping someone else can shift my perspective, and sometimes I may even need to be quiet and meditate on the many wonderful experiences I had with my loved one. Sometimes I just need to lean on a good friend to see things through their eyes and borrow their energy and listening ears.
You and I are more resilient than we know. We have the power to allow the spring to start. It may not happen all at once, but soon some evidence may be seen.
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