Flowers. What is the significance of the flowers you ask? Is it a wedding? Is it a funeral? Are they the expected gift in a love affair? Are they the missing token in your Valentine’s day or Mothers day? Flowers speak a language of their own.
When we have experienced a loss the flowers often represent the memories of having received them from our loved one. Sometimes they invoke pain other times joy. At times the joy is filled with a sorrow for the loss we have experienced. How do we tolerate the loss especially now that it has happened to us? Now…is also close to the holidays. Do we long for those holiday memories and wish they were back? Do we seek out the places we visited together? Do we avoid all we knew and keep to ourselves? Do we seek the company of another? All these questions run through our mind, interrupt our appetite or increase it invade our sleep with memories or nightmares.
I created this to share thoughts, ideas, stories and so that at the end of each I will leave a thought on relationships.
In the world of loss Journaling is a cathartic manner for dealing with our feelings. It is in our expression of thoughts and feelings that we learn to manage our behavior. I firmly believe if we are aware of our thoughts and feelings we will interrupt negative, hurtful or self destructive behavior. Relationships are indeed hurtful when we experience the loss but not while we experience the joy. If there was joy at all recall it. Keep the thoughts positive. In that manner you will survive the loss. All can survive find your strength.