Grief is our natural, human response to loss. When we lose someone or something we care about, grief is a normal process that helps us heal. When we have loved someone deeply, our grief will be deep as well, and we must allow ourselves the time and space for the healing that grief and mourning provides.
Grief is our internal feelings about loss, while mourning is the actions we take to express our grief. Mourning might include talking about the loss, praying, participating in a ceremony or joining a support group. The actions of mourning help heal grief.
There is darkness and pain in grief, but there is also hope.