“ Valentine’s day is one of those “I appreciate you” holidays, like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. As such, there’s a whole faction of people who would prefer to ignore the holiday altogether…you know…because the person they’re supposed to appreciate is [gone].”– What’s Your Grief offers a few options for making it through the day.
“Positivity and pain can live side by side. Neither cancels out the other. Finding hope, gratitude, or positivity never takes away from the significance of our loved ones life, death, or our grief. Instead, that positivity allows us to know that we can bring our loved one and our grief with us as we move forward in a life with meaning and purpose.”- What’s Your Grief
“It’s my belief that I’m simply being asked to pay attention to suffering, and to step in when I sense an opportunity.”-Jan DeBlieu. To read Jan’s blog on Using Your Grief To Help Others and Heal Yourself.
“Grief is a person’s response to loss, entailing emotions, thoughts and behaviors as well as physiological changes. Grief is permanent after we lose someone close though its manifestations are variable both within and between people. Still, there are some commonalities that can help you recognize complicated grief.”
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In 2017, the Social Security Administration distributed an average of $2.6 billion each month to benefit about 4.2 million children because one or both of their parents are disabled, retired, or deceased. Those dollars help to provide the necessities of life for family members and help make it possible for those children to complete high school. When a parent becomes disabled or dies, Social Security benefits help stabilize the family’s financial future.