Let’s just name and claim the elephant in the room this week –
A rough day for those fresh in their grief.
For the rest of us it can still be rough if ambushed by the grief monster.
I no longer have a rough time with Valentine’s day because I decided years ago to stay home away from all the festivities, as this lessens the chances of an ambush. Would I stay home if I were dating? No, not unless I was cooking a romantic dinner for two.
Wherever you are at in your grief the best thing to do to get through Valentine’s Day is to make a plan.
Do only what you feel up to doing.
If people want to take you out to lunch see if that can be done on Friday or Sunday and avoid the chaotic restaurants on Saturday.
May Valentine’s Day be filled with joy even in the midst of your grief. Sometimes the anticipation of a holiday is worse than the holiday itself.
Here is a video I got in my email yesterday. May it be of comfort to you this week and always.
“Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t cure.”