Life gives us lots of opportunities to practice acceptance, big and small.
Accept people where they are. Listen. Convey care. Be present.
There are so many times that words escape us, and that is okay. I have learned that words, more often than not, can’t come close to conveying the emotions that come with grief. So expecting someone in your life to have the right words or phrases in that moment of deep grief is unfair. We don’t know how to do this. We aren’t supposed to. Being a badass widow doesn’t mean we always know what to say or do, it’s just accepting that what you are feeling is real and valid. Period. No questions asked. All we can do in difficult emotions is to connect with the feeling. We may never experience what the person has, but all of us have felt sad, angry, confused and lost.