Affirmation, Gratitude and Grief

Today’s Affirmation; I, Stephanie, (insert your name here if you like) embrace the full range of animal emotions that are born within my heart. The more I allow my emotions to flow easily the more alive I feel. When an emotion fills my heart, be it a pain filled or pleasure filled, my goal is to be with the feelings my heart is expressing so that I am able to process the emotions in the moment. When I was 15 years old my father died suddenly and the grief that filled my heart was so big I did not even have the memory of me finding him on the ground unconscious for about a decade after his death. What I learned from that experience is that the only way to heal the grief is to feel the grief. So today I make friends with grief so that at the times when grief comes to my heart I am able to deal with it in a manner that is healthy. Thank you for courageously feeling your grief. Thank you for sharing your emotions with your trusted friends. I Love You.  :~)

This is a photo of my father just a couple of years before he passed away at the age of 39.

an image of two adults, a small little girl sitting on the shoulders of a man at a dinner table and a teenager laughing
An image of my Mom, Dad, a friend Jennifer and me.

Today I am grateful for my ability to deal with grief in constructive ways like talking a walk, talking my grief out with trusted friends and just being willing to cry my eyes out for as long as it takes to wash the mourning out of my heart, for the realization that grief is inevitable while I walk this earthly plane, so I do my best to experience the grief in my life with the heart of a wise sage that knows only the body dies but the essence of each person is what lives on forever, as Einstein said “energy only changes forms but can never be destroyed” (which is the first law in thermal dynamics) so I trust in the physics of life that all my relations are now energy beings with no bodies which makes me feel safer and for the time I spent in Alcoholics Anonymous which taught me that talking out my pain and joy is the most fun and connecting way to live. Thank you for sharing all your emotions with a trusted friend. Thank you for bravely feeling your emotions. I Love You. heart emoticon :~)
This post was inspired by Lesley Carter of Bucket List Publications one of my favourite travel bloggers.
and her blog

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