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“Grief sucks.”~ Everyone Ever

Life’s been a roller coaster for a while now, and I have been going through some personal things. However, I’m starting to see through the clouds and getting back to standing on my two feet again in my new small town. I’m so thankful to have the people that have helped me through these things, and I am now getting professional help. We all need a space to release the hard stuff; shoving it down and not dealing with it is not the answer. If my message can help one person, then sharing a little more of myself is worth it.

Please take this as a friendly reminder to check in on your people every once in a while, especially when going through any type of loss. There’s no timeline when it comes to grief.

What I’m learning:

😢 Let myself cry through my grief. If I suppress or ignore it, it will find its way out when least expected. You gotta “𝗟𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝘁 𝗴𝗼“! ⛄ For example, I recently cried in front of a stranger. She was very compassionate, and now she’s my new friend! You know who you are!

🆘 Part of healing is asking for help, there’s no material thing you can give anyone who has lost something intangible, but the gift of lending your time or ear is the best gift of all.

💡 Don’t dim your light for anyone; if anything, work to shine brighter! Turn it up to high power and blind them! If they can’t handle it, it’s a sign they need to GTFO. #shinebrightlikeadiamond

🌻 When words aren’t enough, the best thing you can do for someone going through a hard time is to be there. If you can’t be there physically:

📱 Pick up the phone

📪 Mail a card

😊 Handmake or buy them a small gift that you know they will enjoy and will make them smile, or let them know that you are thinking of them.

It helps to feel less alone.

A few ideas to let them know you are thinking of them:

📚 Grief books or a journal

🕯️ A candle

🎁 Something that gives them hope, like a bracelet, flowers/seeds, or an item you know they’d enjoy to help keep their spirits up.

See below for the different sympathy boxes I've created along with the gifters and recipient responses.

And if you missed last week’s post, I have an incredible opportunity to showcase Minnieology on a local TV in Cleveland, OH, called New Day Cleveland. I’d love it if you could take a minute to provide me with feedback on what I should talk about; I’ve got 4 minutes on LIVE TV. EEK!

Thank you for reading!

Until next time,


Helping you gift personal and thought gifts

Handmade with love from Ohio

Curated Gift Boxes - Soy Wax Candles - Reed Diffuser - Greeting Card Service


Feedback from those that have received a Minnieology Sympathy Gift Box:

Box includes:

  • Book - Grief Day By Day: Simple Practices and Daily Guidance for Living with Loss

  • Minnieology 7 oz soy wax candle or 2 oz reed diffuser

  • Hand decorated box with a handwritten sympathy card


  • Thank you for this post! It hits home with me & what I have going on in my life right now. Also, I love the book I received from a friend through Minnieology Gifts! ❤😊

  • Thank you so much for your thoughts, prayers, and the sweet package I just got. It really means so much to me.❤️

Box Includes:

  • Minnieology Soy Wax Candle 7 oz. or Reed Diffuser 2 oz.

  • Hand decorated box with a handwritten sympathy card


Thank you so much- this means everything to me. I am having a really rough time, and I needed this MORE THAN YOU EVEN KNOW! The craziest thing is we had to rip out all the plants from the backyard, and when I opened up the wildflowers, my heart exploded with love, thanks, and a calm I needed bc it’s like, you know what I needed. I love you, girl, so much, and I say thanks every day that you are back in my life.

Box includes;

  • Minnieology Soy Wax Candle or Reed Diffuser with Personalized label "No longer by our side, forever in our hearts with Pet's name"

  • Personalized shadow box with the following quote, pet’s photo, and date of birth and death: "You may have left our lives, but you will never leave our hearts."

  • Dog or Cat Heaven Book

  • Hand Decorated Gift Box* with a handwritten card | Photo or image of the dog or cat will be on one box flap, see box decoration as an example.


She cried and was very touched and so grateful.

Box Includes

  • Premium Turkish Towel

  • Women's Knit Warm Casual Wool Crew Winter Socks -

  • Lip Conditioner in Peppermint

  • Dead sea essential body lotion infused with minerals.

  • Blue stainless steel tumbler with a reusable straw

  • Organic Peppermint Tea with Mr. Tea Infuser

  • Organic Natural Ginger Tummydrops

  • 4x6 frame

  • Calm the F*CK Down Adult Coloring Book with colored pencils

  • Custom Hand Decorated Box* with Promotion supportive messages

  • A handwritten card


Gifter: Friend, I can’t thank you enough for recommending Minnie. She has been amazing from start to finish. She went above and beyond, and I love what she did.

Recipient: She loved her care package. She cried and said it was perfect. We couldn't have done it without your help. Thank you again for going above and beyond.



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