Have you ever experienced a loss that has knocked you off your feet? Ever wondered if you would ever feel normal again? Happy again? Ever wanted to stay under your covers in bed rather than face your new reality and try to move on? Perhaps you are currently going through a time like this.
Some trials I never have and never will be grateful for. However, I have learned I can still find ways to be grateful in the middle of despair and later, I am often grateful for lessons learned, for empathy deepened and a heart softened. Gratitude and sorrow can co-exist.