Grief is something that we all go through at some point in our life. Life happens around us and sometimes we get burnt by circumstances.
When there is a shadow of grief in our lives- What is the best thing for someone to say? How do we heal and stay healthy?
As in homeopathic treatment, you treat each person on an individual basis. Everyone needs different things. Being present and non-judgemental goes a long way. Understand that whether they are showing it or not, they are grieving and this causes a lot of stress.
There is no magic phrase to fix it and make it all better…if only. Holding the space for them and letting them be silent in their grief, means more than any clever phrase or saying.
The grief process seems to have a lot of ups and downs and I suppose you know you’re through the worst of it when it steadies. And I suppose you know you’re through it when you don’t feel so irritable at the world. And I suppose you know things will be ok when you can look back on the situation and not feel so sad.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. -Dr. Suess