{ Day 15 } 31 Tricks to Scare Away the Grief Monster – Grace & a Giveaway

Welcome to Day 15 of 31 Tricks to Scare Away the Grief Monster…and Griefy is up to his old mess with the post format trick again.

Today’s word is


Scripture Meditation

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2nd Corinthians 12:9 

In your grief journey there will be days you will fail to move forward.

Failure is usually caused by an event such as an anniversary, birthday, or other special occasion. It can also be caused by holiday music or hearing your spouse’s favorite song on the radio. There are many triggers that cause an ambush.

It’s alright to fail in moving forward every now and then. You will learn lessons from your fall. Remember, you will be falling forward into the arms of God’s grace and His grace is sufficient for you 24/7.


I love this quote from Victor Kiam

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.

You have to admit, what he said is true. I never thought about falling on your face as making forward progress until I read his quote. May it bring a smile to your face today.
So when you fall flat on your face while working through grief, remember to extend grace to yourself. Then go with the flow of tears and know they will stop. Once they do, pick yourself up, remember Victor Kiam’s quote, blow your nose and take another step forward.
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Grace Verse

10-10-2011_3by5Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She encourages widows and educates society about grief and life as a widow by sharing her widowhood adventures. A graduate of Kent State University with a degree in communications, she has used her skills in the banking, collections, outdoor products and social media industries. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer. You can see more of photography at, where she is running the series 31 Days of Autumn in Ohio – because running a 31 Day series on one blog is not enough insanity.