#TheRunningWriter QOTD

Embrace the sorrow.

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Sorrow sucks. There’s no other way to put it. It feels thick, heavy and dark. It tries to drag me down a dark path. It feels like I’m trying to walk up stream.

I find myself wanting to avoid it. And for some odd reason, I find my self wanting to eat all the chocolate and bad foods. Isn’t that weird?

I’m finding grief does some crazy things to the mind. And if I let it, I feel like it could suck me under pretty quickly.

But you know what? I need to embrace the sorrow. Acknowledge it, talk about it, and feel it. Otherwise it will control me, and I will fall into that dark.

I will eat that entire plate of brownies.

If we try to fight it and avoid it, that’s when we get into trouble. Don’t be scared to feel. To cry. And I mean ugly cry. It’s ok. It’s natural.

For me, it helps to talk. To tell people what happened. To sit with friends. To accept hugs (even if they make me ugly cry.)

So, embrace the sorrow, my friends. It’ll help you move forward.

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