I have 53 friends at Daily Strength. And they have been there for me and I will be there for them. We grieve together, we cry, we complain and once and awhile we even whine a little. That is what the community offers and we meet others in similar circumstances and we click and there you go, friends. Well on Friday, I set up a challenge to all the friends on my list. The challenge was to do something for yourself. That may sound like a small thing, but for some of us, depending on the stage of grief we are in, depending on how long it has been since the death, some of us don't even leave the house yet. So it was a huge thing to ask people to do. Well my friends picked up the challenge and ran with it. There are 20 people running around the U.S. who went and did something solely for themselves and another 18 or so did some soul searching and whle they thought they did not participate, they actually did. They spend time thinking about themselves and to me, that is doing something for yourself. Because lets face it, we are grieving, but the world did not stop and let us off while we do it, some people work, some have children still in the home and spouses and loved ones that they care for. So there is no off time for grieving. Well my friends took time off this weekend, and so I just wanted to share that with everyone. Also to thank them all for being brave and smart and fun and daring and for stepping out of themselves to get in touch with themselves. If you would like to see the results of what my friends and I did, you can go to my journal and read about it. So to all of Maryghostmom's friends, I applaud you today. Lots of love and just wait untl the next challenge. LOL. Mary
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