{ Day 7 } 31 Tricks to Scare Away the Grief Monster – Dance

Scripture Meditation

Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

Psalm 149:3 

Dance is my favorite form of exercise. There is nothing like cranking up the disco music and dancing around the house. Yes, I am a Disco Diva. Long live the BeeGees!

I can still cut a mean 7-step hustle, just not in 6″ stilettos.           😉

Dancing is exercise in disguise and “That’s The Way I Like It – uh huh, uh huh.”

Now you do not have to be a Disco Diva, you can get out the saddle shoes and “Stroll” down memory lane.

Like all exercise, just start out slow by dancing to one short song and increase the amount of dancing every day. Use the mop or a sweeper as your partner. Get creative and dance your stress and grief away.

Mental Dance

Now for the tough dance – the mental one.

Yes, you are learning a new dance emotionally and the grief monster is your partner. There is no one better at stepping on toes than Griefy.

Moving forward means you must learn this dance. Start off nice and easy and pretty soon you will be leading Griefy and stepping on his toes. Oh what joy that will bring you.

You can learn this dance with grief but in order to do so you must choose to learn it and practice, practice, practice.


Today’s resource was an immense help to me after Joe passed. His Aunt gave it to me at the wake with instructions not to open the package until after 4 weeks. The book inside the envelope was

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief by Martha Whitmore Hickman.

It is a non-denominational devotional that will help you through this mental dance with grief. I can not recommend this book enough. I wish funeral homes would give this out to family members or send it to them about a month later.

Quote Meditation

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

Alan Watts