It never fails. In talking with someone, you find a little bit of commonality, a thread that weaves you together in some wonderful bond of humanity – even when it is grief. If you are going through grief of any kind, depression, sadness, hopelessness, lack of self-worth, anger, no matter what stage of the grief and no matter what the cause – REACH OUT to someone, somehow, some way, reach out. There will be a thread for you to hold onto. Now, I realize how difficult it is to grasp at threads, but the action itself will help you start down that new path you need to be on.

We all like to hibernate when we are hurt, it is a natural reaction. Realizing that, you can push through and find a different perspective in which to look at your circumstances. Start by looking around at others. There is ALWAYS someone worse off than you, whether they are starving, being shot at by their own government, or born with severe handicaps – someone out there has it worse than you do. From there, figure out what you can do to help someone else. That perspective will change your life.

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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