Often after loss our worlds can seem grayer, quieter, lonelier.  We can spend months and sometimes years in a lonely space feeling sad even among friends or family.

Widowed Friends has some friendly advice if this seems familiar to you. We can’t change our loss, but, we can, step-by-step learn to reengage with the world and with others and find new paths to happiness and contentment.

We’ve learned that reconnecting with other people is often a doorway to a new life. The first step to meeting people is hard, we know, but, the rewards might be wonderful if it means you make new friends.

When we engage with others it takes us out of our own thoughts and helps us see the world from different perspectives.  It’s the key to exploring new ideas, new relationships and new activities.  It’s like waking up our brains to possibilities we may have forgotten about and finding new opportunities when you think there aren’t any out there for you.

As the fall colours turn into the white and grays of winter, why not choose now to join something new in your neighbourhood or community, get out in the cooler air and enjoy the colours of fall.  If you are a widow or widower, consider coming out to a Widowed Friends event – you’ll find lots of people that understand loneliness and loss and are striving to work together to look to the future with hope and optimism.

Life is full of colour – what are you doing this fall to bring colour into your life?  Let us know in the comments below.