A Grateful State of Affairs

General / General : Eleanor Haley

Wow, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks. I know it’s hard to believe because posting on WYG has been scarce to say the least, but please believe we’ve been working super hard behind the scenes. Case in point:


Someone has to count how fast Ginny can run around the dining table for lords sake.

Moving on, I’m not sure if you noticed but a certain little site got a great big makeover.

[Cue makeover movie montage]

In order to easily transition everything to the new site we kept posting and commenting to a minimum; that’s why we’ve been so slackadaisical. We’re hoping the changes will make navigation easier for you guys and we’d appreciate your feedback if anything doesn’t make sense or just plain doesn’t work. We’re still working out the kinks, but so far we’re pretty happy with the new format. You might even say we’re grateful.

[Hard transition]

Did someone say grateful?!?

Yeah that’s right, we’re on another gratitude kick. I’m sorry guys, I know it’s annoying…it annoys me too…but it works. Let me back up for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about.

Litsa and I aren’t always great at seeing the positive. We try to be constructive, but admittedly we’re not always optimistic. Usually when life gives us lemons we chop them up and go looking for a cocktail. Every once in a while though we challenge one another to take note of the small things. Our gratitudes are rarely momentous and more often go something like “I’m grateful I managed to squeeze in one last sandwich before this jar of mayo expires.”

Today, July 2nd, marks the first day of 30 days of gratitude. For all of July we will set out to find ONE thing to be grateful for each day and we will share them via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Will you join us?? It’s not hard! It doesn’t matter what you find; we just ask that you take a moment to look around and remember that no matter how bad things get there’s always something to be thankful for. It sometimes seems impossible to find gratitude in grief, but it’s there if you look hard enough. Check out our past posts on gratitude and you will see what I mean.

Share your gratitudes with us on Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram by tagging #WHATSYOURGRATITUDE If you miss a day, that’s okay! We just want you to try.

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To get started on the right foot, here are a few things we’re currently grateful for:

We’re grateful to have new photos taken by Matt Roth, a photographer who is far too cool for us.

what your grief girls; matt roth photography

Like we said, we’re grateful that our new site is up and running. I hope usability proves luxurious for all.

We’re grateful to talk with authors Linda Schreyer and Jo-Ann Lautmen about their upcoming book ‘Tears and Tequila’.



Our interview should appear next week. They will be speaking with several other grief authors and professionals though, so the best thing to do would be to follow the link above and subscribe to the whole series.

We’re grateful to be presenting at the upcoming Compassionate Friend’s conference next week.

We’ll be presenting on one of our favorite topics, Grief and Photography. We’re looking forward to meeting new people there are we’re kind of hoping to run in to a few of you.

I guess that’s enough for now. Don’t forget to subscribe to receive posts straight to your Email inbox and to share your gratitudes with us at #WHATSYOURGRATITUDE

Let’s be grief friends.

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  1. Vicki  January 4, 2016 at 6:45 pm Reply

    That reminds me of the potholes in this city, all of which were present beFORE the election of 2014 but about 3 months beforehand disappeared.
    But my friend was new to the city and he wondered what the deal was with all the “craters around this city.” He said he “saw smaller holes in Da Nang Vietnam a day after a bombing had occurred there.”
    I just about died laughing – and the stupid governor who was ignoring them all the way up until just before re-election was voted in by all the idiots in this state. IMO they were idiots – in Richard’s they “never visited Da Nang during the bombing season.”

  2. Eleanor  July 2, 2014 at 12:39 pm Reply

    Beth, thank you so much for all of your support! Did I see you have a new support page up somewhere? If so, what’s the link??

  3. Beth Marshall  July 2, 2014 at 10:16 am Reply

    Wow! The new site looks amazing- beautiful, compelling, and easy to navigate! Also, so cool you will be presenting at the Compassionate Friends event. It sounds like the best is yet to come for WYG! Blessings to you in the season ahead, Beth Marshall~ Griefsurvivor.com

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