There are many forms of grief. How you cope with death is your decision. Everyone grieves differently. Why not let it have a positive impact of your life?
When you lose a loved one, do you ever take a moment to sit down and see how their death impacts your life? You’ll miss spending time with them, sharing talks and just knowing that they will always be there for you. What sort of positivity can come from it? Yes, it’s a truly saddening time, but think about how it can have a positive impact on your life.
Recently, Candy Chang, a local artist in New Orleans, took the time to turn an abandoned home into a giant chalkboard. She created a fill in the blank that said, “Before I die, I want to _____”. Her neighbors answers were funny, inspiring and uplifting. It made them take a moment and understand their dreams, wishes and life aspirations.
How can you apply this to your life or how can that same scenario help you with your grieving process? Live each day to it’s fullest, because your time on earth can be gone in an instant. Is there anything you have wanted to do since you were little: a hobby you wish you would have taken up; a specific food you’ve wanted to taste; a beautiful location you’ve wanted to visit? Everyone has hopes and dreams; start living yours today.
Sit down and create a bucket list of the things you have always dreamed about. You can even create a bucket list that features some of the aspirations of your lost one and dedicate it to them. It can be the top five, twenty or even one hundred. You decide. Let the loss of your loved one have a positive impact by helping you live your life to the fullest. Strive towards your goals and never give up. Once you achieve them, you will be able to look back and say that the loss of your loved one truly had a positive impact on your life.