This was meant to be posted on the 22nd of October, and you know what is amazing? I didn't have the mindset or the time to write a post because Pierre and I were traveling to attend the wedding of two amazing people: Katie and Dave. The amazing part with this topic is that I have always and will always know the bride as Pearl (hint, look at the title of the post today!). So, I've been MIA because I was too busy being happy for my amazing friends and allowing myself to just enjoy their day. Of course, we had quite a few tough times when we moved to the side, let ourselves cry and miss Olivia but we were then greeted back with joy over our friends day. The best part of the day besides obviously Pearl and Dave getting married? The amazing people who came by and asked us about Olivia, I felt whole when someone out of nowhere came by and acknowledged her and gave me a chance to just explain a bit about all my range of emotions on the day. I had no more sad episodes that day after they came by, I think it was thanks to them as after that I knew that she was in people's minds and that at least two people understood what a rollercoaster it was to be there (THANK YOU!)... Sorry that I start off topic, but I love my friend Pearl too much not to talk about her awesome day, when the topic is Pearls of Wisdom (she is also super wise!).
In terms of today's actual prompt: "Do you have any words of wisdom to share that you have found helpful?" and I do have a few that have been enlightening. I've actually shared a lot on that topic on my Empathy entry on day 6 of this challenge. However, there is one thing I like to add:
Everyone grieves differently --> Yes they do, and all journeys should be respected and nobody should be forced to do a thing because it's about time x or y happens. Pierre and I have lived everyday very differently and we understand and respect that because we both feel and deal with things in our own ways and there is no right and wrong way to live this.
If you woke up today, you are already amazing.