There are no two ways about it in grief, anniversaries are difficult. Well, ‘difficult’ is putting it mildly. If you’re anything like me, I know what you’re thinking after reading that sentence. Anniversaries suck. I’m in two minds at the moment, because I’m feeling relatively OK. Deceptively so. Times like this I catch myself wondering just how long it’s going to last. I have a nagging feeling that it’s not going to stay with me for the duration of this period, but I’m loath to say that, just in case it’s self-fulfilling prophecy. Last thing I want to do is shoot myself in the foot with regard to the coming difficulties. But then, I wonder whether I’m putting too much stock in the way I’m thinking about this. Surely the way we think about things isn’t the be all and end all?
Do you find yourself monitoring your thoughts in the run-up to anniversaries? Is there anything you do or try not to do when they are around the corner? Please feel free to share in the comments.
Wishing you peace and strength on your journeys, as always,
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