If you’ve ever experienced loss, you know that most of the time people don’t know what to say, especially people who haven’t experienced grief yet. They just really don’t understand what’s going on for you. The effort to establish National Grief Awareness Day is working to help bring awareness to the effects of grief.
It doesn’t matter what kind of loss you’ve experienced. It doesn’t matter if it was a friend, or a spouse or a child, or grandparent or someone else who was close to you. So many of the feelings around grief are universal. They smack us upside the head when we’re least expecting it.
It can be hard to maintain regular relationships with people who don’t haven’t experienced yet, thankfully, you know, and I know if you’re watching this, and you’ve experienced loss, you are, I hope you’re thankful that someone you love hasn’t experienced this yet. But it doesn’t make it any easier for you. And it doesn’t make it any easier for me. I need you to know that you’re not alone in this journey.
National Grief Awareness Day
At the end of this month, on August 30, is the day that someday will be National Grief Awareness Day. There is a petition on change.org and a massive grassroots movement to make the day a thing. The founder of the petition is Angie Cartwright. She started trying to make this a thing a couple of years ago after experiencing a tragic loss. And so far, they’re really close. It hasn’t quite happened yet, but they are so close to getting enough signatures on the petition on change.org. You can find that here.
It’s something that I think is really important that we talk about. If you this is something that you want to support and help bring into fruition, I encourage you to sign the petition on change.org.
For the rest of this month. I’m going to do a daily thing. It’ll be a daily video about spreading awareness for grief and which I do daily anyway because that’s what we do here at the Legacy Recorder.
We talk about death, dying, and how crappy it feels.
If it’s something that you will own want to follow along with, I would love to have you along for the ride. If you are experiencing grief in your life right now, so many hugs, so many big hugs.