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Finding Thankfulness Through Grief

The Reality of Grief

When you experience the loss of someone that you love and care about deeply, the idea of finding some sort of thankfulness seems like a distant, intangible thing. Your friends and family members may give you sympathy, and some may even be going through grief with you, but the idea of being thankful can be a struggle. At Weathered Raindrop, our goal is to help people through more than simply providing memorial wind chimes and sympathy gifts, but to help people see the healing spirit that is behind these mementos, and how they can provide hope for a grieving heart. The pain that you may be feeling is absolutely real, and for a while, your life may be entirely focused on regaining your footing after experiencing something so disorienting. This process could take weeks, months, or even years — it’s different for each person. Find comfort in this, however, that there is light that can sparkle through the darkness, just like how the sun can be caught up in a windchime. Opportunities to be thankful do exist, and we hope that through this simple blog post, we can help you find those chances to be thankful. 

Being Thankful Through Grieving

It’s possible to be thankful when your heart is broken. Here are a few simple things that you can do to increase the amount of thankfulness that you feel for the loved one that has departed:

Remember the Time You Had Together

Memory is an incredibly potent thing that is unique to us as people. We have emotions attached to periods of time, places, even smells. Regardless of if you lost a parent, a partner, or a child, it is vital that you remember and cherish all of the happy and important memories of that person. Embrace the reality that those happy moments existed, that you were able to live them together, and that they are moments that you will always have with you. In our own humble way, we try to facilitate these memories with our customizable wind chimes. If there was a special phrase or name that you had for the person you’ve lost, our chimes are entirely customizable to be able to include those words. Don’t get us wrong — we’re not trying to turn your grief into a sales pitch. All of our employees have had personal experiences with loss and grief, and we all personally believe in the power that nurturing happy memories can have on your grieving process. That’s why we do what we do, and we’d like to include you in it as well. Thankfulness for the time that you had together is a vital part of your healing process, and we want to help.

Your Feelings are Proof of Worth

When a loved one leaves us, we mourn them. This is something that is true across all cultures of people, and is a part of the human condition. Your emotions and feelings when you lose someone are evidence of our intrinsic value as human beings. We don’t feel this way when a tree dies, or we have to trade in an old car — those things don’t hold the same innate value that people do. This can be a balm to your soul, knowing that you were able to share time on Earth with a remarkable, real, valuable person that impacted your life in more ways than you can articulate. This weightiness on our souls is cause for thankfulness, as it is proof that who we are and who we love matters, and the time that we have together is infinitely valuable.

Let Others Bear Your Grief With You

It may not always feel appropriate to share your grief with everyone all the time. However, those closest to you, the people that care about you the most in life, will want to help you carry the weight of your grief. In this simple act of loving each other through our pain, the loss of a loved one acts as a bridge between living hearts, and brings them together. You won’t “get over” the loss of a loved one overnight. In many cases, you may bear the pain of their loss for the rest of your life to one degree or another. Be thankful that others are seeking relief and joy as well, and that hand-in-hand, you can find it more easily. 

Remembering Your Loved One With Thankfulness

You won’t always be in a place of overwhelming pain when a loved one passes away. There may be a period of time when pain needs to exist — but ultimately, the best way to remember your lost parent, spouse, child, or friend is through thankfulness for the time that you had together. Your thankfulness confirms the value that they had in your life, and honors their memory.

Weathered Raindrop Can Help

We believe that expressing love and gratitude for others experiencing grief is one of the most helpful things that you can do, and that’s our mission. We’ve taken the time to design dozens of different memorial items and keepsakes to express your gratitude and thankfulness for the important people that have affected your life, and we’d like to invite you to investigate what we offer. 

Memorial wind chimes can be placed in an interior or exterior space, and provide calm, peaceful sounds. Our chimes are entirely customizable so that the memory of your loved one is clearly recorded for years to come. If you have any questions regarding our inventory or how our inventory can be accommodated to your specific needs, we encourage you to contact us today to speak with a member of our caring staff. Thank you for taking the time to stop by Weathered Raindrop, and we hope to be able to provide you with more resources and articles in the future that help hearts find comfort on this journey. We look forward to speaking with you!