I can overcome the pain of losing a loved one.

I acknowledge the pain that comes with losing someone I love. It feels as if a part of my existence vanishes with the passing of somebody special. But I also accept passing as a natural progression through life and use that acceptance to help me heal my sorrow.

Although the healing process is challenging, I know I have the strength to get through it.

I have experienced true sorrow and heartbreak, and yet it doesn’t break me. I consider how much happier my loved one is on the other side of life, and that is enough to put my mind and heart at ease.

I rely on great memories of our time together to lessen the pain. I know that nothing lasts forever, and remain grateful for the time I have to spend with those I love.

I treat every day as if it is my last and use every opportunity I get to show my loved ones how important they are to me.

Today, I reflect on the blessings I receive as a result of knowing those I love, even for a short while. I remind myself to turn my tears of sorrow into tears of joy for my wonderful memories of loved ones who have passed on.

Self-Reflection Questions

1. Can I be of assistance to others around me who aren’t as accepting of loss as I am?
2. How can I keep positive memories of my lost loved ones at the forefront of my thoughts?
3. Are there days when I allow the grief to overshadow the fact that my loved one is in a better place?