{ Day 24 } Rommie’s Tricks To Scare Away The Grief Monster – PLAY!

Rommie was all about playing, especially tennis ball.

Air "Yoda"
Air “Yoda”

From the moment she got up until the moment sleep finally overtook her, she played and played hard.

You too. 

Even though you are grieving, you still need to play.

Get out and run around the yard playing tag with your children, grandchildren or nieces and nephews. Play ball, play pirates or play tea party with your niece and her dolls.

Find what you consider to be “play” and do it. Find away to step back from grief and have fun.

While grief invades every area of your life, it does not have to be front and center all the time. Playing will help you move forward through grief by taking your mind off it for awhile. It will give you a glimpse of what a normal life will be like when grief no longer occupies center stage.

Seize the opportunity to play every day for:

Rommie's Favorite Bible Verse
Rommie’s Favorite Bible Verse

Quote Meditation

Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport.

Pope Francis
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.