It is common in loss circles to talk about finding thankfulness in the life we have left. There are so many things wrong with this sentiment. The biggest problem is that it assumes the bereaved can’t be thankful and grieving at the same time. The other main problem is the unspoken assumption that thankfulness is a “cure” for grief. It isn’t.
Thankfulness is not a cure for tragedy, trauma, or grief.
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There is no measure of thankfulness that can make up for the experience of grief.