Monday Meditation: Kindness Heals

The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.

-Sarah Fielding

“I am sorry you have to go through this.”

“I love you.”

“I am here to listen.”

“You are so courageous.”

Kindness goes a long way in the grief process. For Grief Supporters, kindness can mean the difference between maintaining a relationship and losing your grieving friend forever. Grievers are hurting, there is no need to make demands on them during their grief (there are enough), or to lecture them on what you feel they are doing wrong (you don’t know what they are dealing with every day). Make a Griever’s life easier by sharing kindness.

Grievers, remember to be kind to yourself. This process is long and difficult. Sometimes your self-kindness may be the only kindness you receive. Help yourself heal by extending kindness to yourself every day.


Published by ancarroll

Alexandra N. Carroll is an author, grief advocate, crafter, mother, and partner. She writes on grief and self-care from her home in Vermont. Her forthcoming book concerns how to untangle life-after-loss through the creation of a strong self-care plan.

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