Giving Thanks AND Holding Space for the Tough Stuff

Nov 23, 2022

Holidays have so much meaning, so many stories, memories of past ~ the good, the bad, and the ugly, the anticipation of joy, of newness ... and of loss and grief. It all has a place, if we know how to hold space for it, to hold ourselves in caring, to hold on, to hold on to our intention to choose life and love.

Here are two supports for you to consider gratitude AND to care for your grief ~ two sides of the coin. For that is how it is, both sides exist. I hope they help you to navigate back and forth so it's not such a bumpy ride.

How Practicing Gratitude Can Help In Your Hardest Moments: 

“In the face of demoralization, gratitude has the power to energize. In the face of brokenness, gratitude has the power to heal. In the face of despair, gratitude has the power to bring hope. In other words, gratitude can help us cope with hard times.” Dr. Robert Emmons

Grief and The Holidays - Dealing with The Pain: 

You're never alone. You're always with your thoughts at the very least. So take a look at the above resources that can provoke your thoughts towards healing, and know that so many of us are with you!

Happy Thanksgiving AND I'm holding space for my own and YOUR grief too! For now, let's come back to finding the specific things for which to be thankful. You, your life, your wisdom, your resilience, look further ... look further. Together we can and we will because we are trying. In that trying, you're a rock star!

Thank you for YOU!

Wishing you Peace,

Joanne Richards