Guest post By Gary Roe
Jeff was a good friend. He sat in front of me in seventh grade English. He was quiet, respectful, and smart. He was easy to be with.
The day after Christmas break, Jeff was absent. He wasn’t there the next day either. The third day, the principle came in, looking somber.
“I’m sorry to tell you this,” she said. “Jeff got very sick with spinal meningitis during Christmas. He didn’t make it.”
I stared at her in shock.… Continue reading
Today I went to visit my Mom’s grave as I have every year for the past 7 years to leave some flowers and tell her how much I miss her. What always touches me are the flags that are carefully placed at the grave of all Veterans. I felt both proud and sad that there are so many flags…
But there are so many organizations that are helping our wounded veterans and the families of those who died serving out country. If you feel so inspired, check out some of these great organizations, who knows maybe you… Continue reading
My Mom died in 2005 and every Mother’s Day since, I still honor her memory by speaking about her to family through retelling stories. And I will admit I talk with her often as I believe she hears me and guides me. Recently I read a post on Facebook that said if you could spend one day with someone from the past who would it be? For me, if would be spending one more day with my Mom.
My Mom’s memory left her gradually and she… Continue reading
Grief is so often a painful experience and for some a journey that never seems to end and they suffer such great sadness long after a loved one has died. Although we all grieve differently and there is no timetable saying our grief should only last a certain period of time, we can also get stuck in grief that paralyzes us from continuing to live our own life.
Recently I heard the spiritual author and teacher Gary Zukav say some thing that I thought was worth sharing because I found him quite thought provoking.
He said “If you think people… Continue reading
I was listening to someone recently who said her sadness had become a habit. She would wake up everyday sad and stayed in that place all day. She went on to say that this had gone on for about a year until one day she heard something that inspired her to make a new choice and that was to find happiness. My ears perked up at the word “choice.” I asked her how choosing differently made her feel and she said it made her feel free and happiness was better than feeling sad all the time.