In light of Grief Awareness Week, I decided to create one post where you can access brilliant and helpful resources to support you for each day of the week. For each day, you will find a quote to start you off for the day and a resource: some have come directly from the brilliant grief community of Instagram and others are great resources that I highly recommend and believe will be helpful.
Thank you to everyone who took part in helping to create this resource for GAW 2020.
It is so important to open up the conversation of grief so that no one has to suffer alone. Thank you to everyone who contributed and I hope that you find this helpful.
Day 1: Poetry by @wywstpoems / @whenyourworldstopsturning
"Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day...unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear." — Unknown
Day 2: Art by Noor Majid
What does grief look like?- An Illustration Set
Click here to view the whole collection
"In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams...that is where you and I shall meet." — Alice Through the Looking Glass
Day 3: A Grief Story by the lovely Jacqueline Ward
"An eternal memory...until we meet again: Those special memories will always bring a smile if only I could have you back for just a little while. Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do, you always meant so very much and always will do too. The fact that you're no longer here will always cause me pain, but you're forever in my heart until we meet again." — Unknown
Day 4: The Grief Gang Podcast by Amber Jeffrey
"Perhaps they are not the stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy." — Unknown
Day 5: The Grief Girl Magazine: Issue 2, Christmas 2020
"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever." — Winnie the Pooh
Day 6: Girls Who Grieve
"There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains." — Unknown
Day 7: Poetry by @wywstpoems / @whenyourworldstopsturning
"Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time. It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other." — Leo Buscaglia