Days 23 & 24
Yesterday was a rough one and I was still feeling the aftershocks today. I am thankful for the two friends who carried me through. One gave me a thoughtful little gift and card and the other just listened. In the post about empathy, I talk about friends who are able to just be there with you. These two know how to do that.
I know some people may have been expecting this to be a cheerful blog (I might have even thought that), but I am coming to realize that being thankful is a choice. The truth is that I struggle and I have to go searching for reasons to be thankful at times. This won't always be a happy place, but it will be an honest one.
On another note, I have gotten a lot of positive feedback on the post about empathy, and that got me thinking about maybe doing a feature post about how to help a grieving friend (and how not to help!) I could seriously write a book on the subject, so I will give it some thought.