Emma Chun


If I were to give everyone one piece of advice, it would be to be grateful for the ability to grieve. Although I am not sure where from, I have always had an idealistic perspective on grief. I believe that the feeling of grief or an absence is proof of a beautiful thing that once was. I try to remain grateful for the good things I have experienced when I am grieving in a way that doesn’t deflect my sadness but rather embraces it with gratitude. For example, when I miss my friends and family, I try not to dwell on the fact that they are not with me but to appreciate the fact that I have wonderful people in my life that I cannot live without. Though optimism can be futile in moments of anger or sadness, it is always good to gain perspective beyond our current emotions and be grateful for the things that cause us such powerful emotions.