I Didn’t Know What Gratitude Felt Like Until I Experienced Grief

The death of my loved ones inspired me to prioritize love, happiness, and a life of no regrets.

Matt Lillywhite
Human Parts
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4 min readJan 29, 2024

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It’s a rainy day in England and we’re driving to Nana’s funeral. Everyone in my family is silent, utterly still. It feels like time has stopped, and we’re suspended in a world where nothing exists…

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Matt Lillywhite
Human Parts

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