This is the written version of the podcast
How does grief steer you from a weeping heart to a laughing spirit- ?
Grief in all its complexities
Allows you to say goodbye
To someone you love,
and to someone who loved you.
Grief allows you to thank someone
For making you special in their life and for allowing
That person to have been special in your life.
Grief reminds you that love and life are precious and not to be taken for granted
Transcends love from here to there and back again
Brings tears when there should be laughter
Brings laughter when there should be tears
Reminds us that we are the ships finding our way across
The sea of life— but we are not the wake that drives the ship
Grief lights the way
The maze of memories unlocking inside revealing that life is amazing
Grief hurts reflecting the love we felt
Grief is ours alone to share when we can with those who will listen.
Grief asks us not to judge our own life or the life of the one we lost
Grief asks us to learn from the journey we have had with them to relish in the lessons we have learnt together
Grief confronts us with the truth that one day we too will die.
Grief gives back the opportunity to know ourselves and to love again.
Grief makes us cry.
It makes us cry for them and all we had with them
it makes us cry for us and the time we will no longer have
Grief shatters the dreams that we shared with the one we lost.
Grief opens up the way to create new dreams.
Grief explores the essence of our being.
The path of grief can be one of turmoil and pain.
Avoiding grief will bring it tumbling back to us when we least expect it.
Grief allows us the opportunity to celebrate life. The life we shared and the life yet to be, grief allows us to hold our memories close
And then let the soul go free.
Knowing we were loved.
Life is lent for just a moment. Enjoy it while it is in your hand.
Grief will give life back to you different than before
Your heart will still weep as your spirit finds laughter again