“Grieving allows us to heal, to remember with love rather than pain. It is a sorting process. One by one you let go of the things that are gone and you mourn for them. One by one you take hold of the things that have become a part of who you are and build again.”
I saw a t-shirt recently that had 2020 printed in large letters and below it the ubiquitous Amazon 5 stars with only 1 star highlighted, and the brief review below read “Would not recommend.”
2020 has been a very difficult year. Pandemic, fires, hurricanes, shootings. We’ve all lost so much: jobs, freedom of movement, health, loved ones, friends, and family. Even for those who have lost little we can’t help but feel compassion and grief for all those who have lost so much.
In the midst of so much loss Rachel Remen reminds us that we need to take time to grieve so that we may move on to healing. We need to take time to reflect on the losses we’ve experienced so that we’ll have the opportunity to eventually remember with love rather than pain.