My 3-Year-Old Began Saying These 3 Devastating Words To Strangers. I Wasn’t Prepared For What Happened Next.

“I learned people wanted permission to talk about their losses, even for a moment in the checkout line. They wanted to be able to say, ‘I hurt too.’ I learned that my grief was better served by saying, “I’m having a hard day,” than pretending I was fine. I had to learn to exist within my grief to survive. I needed to understand its shape and weight, its texture and timbre. And in being with myself in my hardest moments, I learned how to be with others in theirs.” -Alana Sheeren

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