Widow’s Journal

If you’re serious about healing your broken heart, keep a widow’s journal.  When you hear something valuable or inspiring write it down, don’t trust your memory. The best way to organize yourself is to write things down, because “widow fog” is real.

Journal writing is one of the greatest indications that you’re a serious student of life, creating your future and destiny.  Knowledge will fuel action, but as always the key is to take that first step.  Start listening to motivational speakers and write what you learn in your journal.  Read inspiring books and get out of the house with positive people.

It’s a new day, a new beginning for your new life as a single person.  Write it all down and you will be amazed at how much progress you have made in a year.

If you find that life is not to your liking then do something about it.  Ask yourself, “Am I making the progress I want?”  You be the judge!

We sometimes make it harder on ourselves then we need to.  Everything you need for your future has already been written down by others and guess what – it’s all available for free at your local library, Google and YouTube.  Write out what you want and believe that what you want is possible for you.

Be alert to the world around you, making new friends and experiences.  Take time to write it all down in your widow’s journal.   I understand that this isn’t your planned life and that you want your loved one back.  But, what was your planned future is no more and after you’re grieving comes healing.  Life has taken another path, but what kind of path is totally up to you.

Mary Francis, The Sisterhood of Widows
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7 Responses

  1. Annetta Gay Roberts
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    ThankYou for all you do for Widows!

  2. Angie
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    Definitely a new way for me to look at and try after 6 1/2 years.
    Thank you 😊

  3. Deborah Usry
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    I do write regularly in a journal. Typically, I don’t write in it every day. Sometimes I think, “I don’t have anything to say,” but when I start writing all kinds of things end up on paper. I am fortunate. When my husband received his life-ending diagnosis a dear friend bought him a journal to use for appointments and notes. Those entries turned into reflections, and when he passed, I continued with his journal. At two years out, I continue to find it helpful. Turns out, I’m pretty supportive of my own journey.

  4. Stacy
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    I was 39 years old when my husband of 21 years passed of cancer. It has been 4 years and I am dating someone. It is very hard to move past my late husband. My children are having a hard time as well but definitely want me to be happy. How do I let go?

    • Mary Francis
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      Dear Stacy. Why would you every want to “let go”?

      In fact you should hold on to and cherish your memories. Only by being free to grieve can you also be free to be happy.

  5. Stacy
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    I’ll never be able to fully let go. I feel guilty for loving someone else. Is this wrong? I guess that’s why I feel I need to let go. My oldest daughter is expecting her first baby and this has been so hard for me also. And with all that menapause hits me! I just need someone to vent to and tell me that it’s ok. Thanks for listening.

    • Mary Francis
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      It’s ok Stacy. Grief is messy.

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