"A MOURNING MOMENT" BY BOB WILLIS
COVID-19 came on the scene and changed our lives drastically. Think of all the huge buffet restaurants now closed. Do you know why buffets were so popular? Because not everyone has the same taste in foods, and having a large selection was appealing.
It is the same with grief materials and methods. One approach is not fitting or comfortable for everyone because losses and relationships are different.
When I talk with a griever, one of my main goals is to help them understand the normal responses to grief and loss. It is never too soon to know you are "normal". I believe it is a necessary foundation to build upon.
There is not a magic formula that leads everyone from painful grief to comfortable mourning. It is not that simple. Each situation is different.
One of the most valuable and important steps is to recognize normal responses. It is normal to lose concentration, eating and sleeping patterns can change, moods can change, there may be regrets or guilt, and tears may be constant.
Regardless of the method of grief support or counseling being pursued, it helps to recognize "normal". Once that is accomplished, steps may be taken for more in-depth grief counseling.
Bob Willis, author
"A Guide for Grievers"
"JESUS: The CRUCIFIED CAREGIVER"
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