Book Review: It's OK That You're Not OK
It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand
I'm getting ready to start my life over when I'm more than halfway through it. A friend just buried her dad and another, her spouse. A high school junior in our town just went to the prom and the next morning lay down on the railroad tracks.
For all of us who grew up on the happily ever after story, these truths weren't part of the narrative.
Where was the children's book that ended with, "Not everything worked out, but some things did."
That's the bedtime story I want to read.
Because exactly 100% of the people I know have a part of their story that never worked out.
Plus, life feels unsafe right now.
But I love what Megan Devine says about finding safety:
"When there is nothing we can't answer with love and connection, we have a safety that can't be taken away by the external forces of the world.
It won't keep us from loss, but it will let us feel held and supported inside what cannot be made right."
Everyone needs this book.