This Wednesday marks the two year anniversary of my Uncle's death. I've talked about it before and won't go into details. Except to say that if you are feeling depressed please reach out. Talk to a family member, a friend, call a hotline, speak to a pastor or priest. Talk to someone. When you feel alone, like you can't do it alone, remember you are never alone. Ever. Someone loves you, cares about you and would miss you terribly if you were gone.
Everyone can mask a grief but he that has it...
I can tell you're hurting...
to weep less is to make less the depth of grief.
-Julie Garwood character quoting Shakespeare
If death is permanent, despair is the right conclusion.
If death is a brief separation, it's merely a reason to be sad.
And one of the greatest quotes I've heard on TV relating to grief:
but it looks different on everyone.
Mark: It isn’t just death we have to grieve. It’s life. It’s loss. It’s change.
Alex: And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes,
has to hurt so bad.
The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
Izzie: That’s how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can’t breathe,
that’s how you survive.
Derek: By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won’t feel this way.
It won’t hurt this much.
Bailey: Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
Owen: So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
Meredith: The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief
is that you can’t control it.
Arizona: The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
Callie: And let it go when we can.
Meredith: The very worst part is that the minute you think you’re past it,
it starts all over again.
Cristina: And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
Meredith: There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us,
but there are always five.
Remember to live the best you can. Love the most you can. Tell the people that you love, you love them. Take a break and soak up the sun.
Moments are precious, many things can wait... The Sunset Won't.