National Grief Awareness Day was started in 2014 by Angie Cartwright with the intention of letting everyone know it’s okay to grieve. It is a day for us to acknowledge that grief affects us all. We recognize that there is no “right” or “correct” way to grieve. Each person heals differently from a loss.
On National Grief Awareness Day take time to recognize those around you who have been affected by loss in their lives. Who has experienced the death of a family member, loved one, or close friend? What can you do for those around you who are grieving? Can you take them to lunch? Bring them dinner? Send them a card or flowers? Ask how they are doing and genuinely take time to listen?
And, if you are grieving, today is the perfect day to remember that you are not alone. What do you need to allow yourself to do on your grief journey? How can you make time to do that today or this weekend?
On National Grief Awareness Day, give yourself and those around you time to grieve.