A Thought For The Day that I Would Like to Share. HUGS to ALL and to my dear Doug.

September 10

More powerful than words “We learn that a simple, loving hug can make all the difference in the world...” –– Perhaps there have been times in our recovery when we were close to someone who was in great pain. We struggled with the question, “What can I do to make them feel better?” We felt anxious and inadequate to relieve their suffering. We wished we had more experience to share. We didn’t know what to say. But sometimes life deals wounds that can’t be eased by even the most heartfelt words. Words can never express all we mean when our deepest feelings of compassion are involved. Language is inadequate to reach a wounded soul, as only the touch of a loving Higher Power can heal an injury to the spirit. When those we love are grieving, simply being present is perhaps the most compassionate contribution we can offer. We can rest assured that a loving Higher Power is working hard at healing the spirit; our only responsibility is to be there. Our presence, a loving hug, and a sympathetic ear will surely express the depth of our feelings, and do more to reach the heart of a human being in pain than mere words ever could.


Just for today:   I will offer my presence, a hug, and a sympathetic ear to someone I love.

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Marie, I validate your feelings and hear you loud and clear. I too am all alone with no family and was run over by an SUV after losing my precious soulmate, lover, best friend and oh so much more. I am learning that there are times the tears burn holes in my heart and make me want Doug to hug me more than ever. Sadly the world will not read the above, but for me, knowing it, I can make the difference for someone else too hurting like me. Giant hugs to you my sister in grief. Ellen
Hugs to everyone!

Thank you Ellen; you are so right. Bless you in your continuiing journey~

HUGS, Christy


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