I had not intended to write about grief so much on this blog – but that is thing about grief. It is unexpected. I had not expected to lose my Grandad so soon after my Nan’s passing but we have. I don’t know how it will ever be okay but somehow it will happen: Things Will Be Okay.
In fact, if I really think about it and ignore that awful feeling in my stomach, things are okay now. They really are. I tried to think about this today.
So here’s a list (of course) of why things are truly okay …
1. I do not live in Syria … or a place that is currently in the midst of war or civil unrest
2. I can walk to the park with my own two feet and see it, smell it, hear it …
4. I have a heater and a bed and a computer and a home
5. I have family and friends
6. The sun is shining (and if it wasn’t that would be okay too)
7. I can write a list
8. I work in a place where ‘compassionate leave’ not only exists but is truly implemented
11. Ducks swimming in fountains
13. The knowledge that everything will absolutely be okay …