Acknowledge your grief.
It doesn’t matter how small or insignificant it seems, you are justified in your grief.
In your loss. In your sadness. In all the cancelled plans and lost opportunities. In all the dreams and anticipation and hope clutched so tightly to your chest that has been taken from you. In all the moments you never had and will never get back.
This year has taken so much from all of us.
Don’t compare your grief to anyone else’s. Claim it. Own it. Allow yourself to feel it.
Your grief is real. Your grief is valid.