G2AP: (1) Grieve in steps … to (2) Accept reality, and (3) find Purpose.
I think it often does the cause of advocacy a dis-service to promote only one side of the full picture.
It is scary to realize I am losing … everything.
Personally, focus on gratitude does not mean that I negate or even ignore grief. Instead I mindfully lean into the grief in order to ENABLE an attitude of gratitude. I am thankful for you, dear reader. You give me hope … that these experiences can become part of resource tools to enrich the relationships that are building blocks for all community.
… I choose to focus on life’s blessings (and the blessing in opportunity of advocacy). But in order to do that I must pass THRU and endure the grief. Both are an important part of the complete process for keeping my life in a larger perspective.
I realize this is just beginning stages and no sense in wasting too much time for focus of loss.
But also important to recognize loss, and endure the grief process, in order to best appreciate the time remaining.
Today has been one of those days. … Losing every enjoyed activity and losing memory of every loved one – in excruciating increments.
… in honor of my legal name change