Can I be happy while grieving?

Can I be happy while grieving?

Anonymous, 20

I sat on this bench and cried into my ice cream. An image flashed into my head of you wearing that questionable beige hat, everyone told you to throw away. I missed you, but in that moment I laughed, and could remember your silly face. Which for months I couldn't bare to see but had missed it so much. I think I'm making progress grandpa, and I think I'm nearly finally happy to miss you.

Don't stop yourself from grieving, no matter what others say. It will get easier to remember, and it'll be happy.

Can I be happy while grieving,
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