Sunrise By David Coy: Altitude Attitude

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By David Coy
Sunrise

We all know that sorrow from loss of something or someone we held very dear is traumatic and can be very difficult. What if we realize that we or someone else is struggling to cope with loss and that the ‘blues’ or a cloud of doubt and dismay become a dark shadow over their mind? Sadness for some can be so overwhelming that they isolate themselves from public contact. The sadness and lethargy, even despondency, makes them feel stuck like in a dark deep hole. How does one get there? We find ourselves in the middle before we realize we have begun. Total sadness seems to sneak up gradually yet swiftly because we are the one being affected, and we do not realize what is happening or we are suffering from brain fog. We are overtaken in our sadness and carried along by it.
While attitude is important and can determine our altitude in most circumstances, life sometimes gives us what we do not want and did not ask for. When in the throes of sorrow, it is not always easy to think our way out of our sadness just by thinking positively. Sometimes we need support outside of ourselves to raise our mindset above its current level. We all need help occasionally. This is normal. What is important is to recognize when support from others is needed and helpful. That is when we should contact family, friends, or go to a grief support group. We provide five groups in Bolivar, Selmer and this week in Savannah. We will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. in the TVEC conference room. We would be pleased if you would come and join us and give others the blessing from your experiences and you theirs.
This is Sunrise Aftercare, sunrise@sfdcares.com.

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