I’m thankful today, not because it’s thanksgiving week in this country. I’m thankful today because I’m thankful every day.
I can’t say “I’m stoic” with integrity… yet. What I can say is I’m in the process of becoming stoic. With each lesson, each word, and each conflict, I am in the process of finding my true self, my authenticity, my integrity.
I doubt that grief has a one-size-fits-all strategy. The best I can do as I find my way through this darkness is give myself and others grace as we muddy this first set of holidays and memories with our awkward steps (and missteps) through them.