Finding the Silver Lining: Positive Things That Come Out of Grief and Great Loss

Nowhere in this world will you find another person that is exactly the same as you are. Everyone is different in their own unique way, but we are all connected by one very powerful force.


Our emotions both differentiate us and bring us together. We connect easily in happiness and love but also in pain and sorrow.

Experiencing great loss is debatably one of the most difficult emotions to understand and overcome. In order to grow after a terrible loss, we must tap into our other emotions and rely on our connectivity to others.

Finding positives in a situation of great loss is indeed a difficult task, but it is not an impossible one. Keep reading to learn 3 positive things that come out of great loss.

You’ll Find New Motivation

In the event of a tragedy, you may find yourself at a low point and feeling defeated. While this is a normal part of grief, it can be very tough to overcome.

The good news is, once you do you overcome these feelings of fatigue and defeat you will start to find new sources for motivation. This motivation could come from your kids, work life, friends, or other family members that are also grieving.

Experiencing extreme lack of motivation can put you in a position where you have to learn to think out-of-the-box. You may just find some motivation in the most unexpected places.

You Can Become More in Touch with Spirituality

This is not to say that you have to become more religious in any way. Spirituality can mean your relationship with God, but it can also be about your relationship with your inner self.

Many people struggle with religion at the first sign of great loss, but often times come out stronger in the end. This same concept is how you grow in spirituality.

The grieving process takes you through a multitude of emotions and learning how to let yourself feel these emotions without letting them swallow you whole can bring you closer to knowing your inner self.

Strengthen Your Empathy

As we mentioned earlier, emotions connect us all through empathy.

Experiencing your emotions at this magnitude can teach you greater empathy for not only others around you, but for yourself.

It may sound like an oxymoron to say that you should empathize with yourself, but it’s an important concept understand. Understanding your own emotions and why you feel them is the first step to conquering them.

Many people struggle with emotion because they feel as though they aren’t validated, and this is simply not the case. Self-empathy is crucial to this process.

Great Loss Can Happen to Anyone

For many people, it’s easy to find yourself in a situation where you feel like this tragedy could have only happened to you. You might feel as though the universe has turned against you and is pinpointing you for attacks.

Try to remember that tragedy happens to us all. No matter how you live your life, grief and great loss will find you.

By reading this article, you’ve already found yourself on a healing path and are well on your way to overcoming your grief. For more help with your grief, take a quick look at these helpful resources.