Good Grief.


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That old expression from our friend Charlie Brown seems an oximoron & yet there is an ocean of truth in the statement. We've had a number of corporate losses of late & I was just at a funeral home today at friend who'd lost her mother after a long illness. Whether the loss is death is "expected" as in this case or sudden, the grief process is as complicated as the individual themselves. And yet it's one we often try to rush through, as if that will make it end faster, when in realilty it just prolongs the pain. Good grief is that which is real & in the moment. It's raw when necessary & quiet at times, & rarely absent from the mind of the survivor. Sometimes it needs a little help to work through, like the listening ear of a counselor. My Sanctuary is open when you need it.

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