Happy birthday to me

August has always been the month of birthdays, with mine, my brother's, and my father's.

Difficulty to celebrate, difficulty to feel joy. Again, all of Greece is burning with huge fires that have not been put out for days. With the empathy levels hitting red, with sadness, with frustration, with anger, with many heavy emotions. And yet, the difficulties are there so the easiness can exist, too. It is important to stay calm and help when needed in any way you can.

One of the worst summers we have ever had, and in it, we find a way to keep a smile, optimism and keep prosperous morale. In order not to forget the individual in the collective, to say to me well done, I deserve, happy birthday. What is important for the individual is not to lose the center. Strength, support, balance, motivation, goal.

I’m having the weirdest birthday. August has always been the month of birthdays, with mine, my brother’s, and my father’s, in calendar order. This year is my first birthday without my father. An absence that makes it difficult for me to celebrate. Without having the appetite to rejoice, I have my mother, my brother and my friends give me so much love to make up for the loss. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wishes and love. After so much difficulty I can say that today I felt grateful again.

Felt that it is worth being here and that nothing is over yet.

A huge thank you. Bigger than the word fits. Like a huge hug, to support each other. There is always a solution. Let’s help each other, in any way possible. Even the smallest thing, the smallest action in such situations, is important.

About grief

𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘰 𝘶𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳, 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥. 𝘐 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘣𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨.

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