How Can We Grieve & Be Grateful?

During your time of sorrow you may find it impossible to find anything to be grateful for.  But I assure you even during our darkest time there are things we can be grateful for.

I am going to suggest you remain open minded to gratitude, while you may be feeling sad and alone with your grief, there are other ways to look at this moment in time.

I have heard terrible stories of those who have lost their loved ones to tragic deaths and for those it is more difficult to find any gratitude. However…

 Gratitude can be… Continue reading

Day of the Dead – Remembering Family & Friends

Day of the dead is a celebration that honors and remembers family and friends that have died.

According to Wikipedia, they describe the holiday this way, it focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it attains the quality of a National Holiday. The celebration takes place on November 1st and 2nd, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Souls’ Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased… Continue reading

Faith & Healing from Grief

Often our faith and spiritual belief’s are shaken to the core following the death of a loved one particularly if it is someone who has died at a young age.  We ask why?  How could a loving God make this happen?  Often we are angry at our God for taking away our loved one.

To me this is where having faith comes in, faith is trusting in the unknown or unproven.  Faith is knowing and accepting life as it is.    As the author Mike Dooley so appropriately states, “Faith acknowledges that you’re not faced… Continue reading