February 2013 Blog Posts (26)

Random Acts of Kindness

Today, Random Acts of Kindness Week begins. We're observing the day by remembering a woman who helped set off a chain reaction of kind acts... and, of course, by performing kindnesses ourselves. Will you help spread kindness in the world this…

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Added by LegacyConnect on February 11, 2013 at 11:58am — No Comments

What Is the Light at the End of the Tunnel?

When it comes to coping with grief, there is an often-used term "the light at the end of the tunnel."

 

I've always loved the image that conjures up in my mind. For me, the darkness of loss certainly felt like being stuck in a deep tunnel, and as I marched forward on my journey of grief, I looked for any illumination that could provide me respite from…

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Added by Ellen Gerst on February 8, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Letter to Liz part 2 dated August 10th, 2012

NOTE:  I actually wrote this to post in a FB group where I can attach a picture.  Of course I can't attach a picture here...so if you want to see the picture please go to: 
Dear Liz,
 
I did manage to get…
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Added by Christine Bastone on February 6, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Letter To Liz dated August 10th, 2012

Dear Liz,


It's been exactly six months since you died.
 
I've actually been doing somewhat better recently...but not today.  :(


I was up most of the night...I couldn't sleep.  I went through the envelopes of almost all of the things I have to remind me of you. 
 
I copied and pasted all of my answers to the Daily Questions from this support group into a document...and sent it to my Kindle.  I believe it was…
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Added by Christine Bastone on February 6, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Lost Dad and Mom 4 weeks apart

My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer 3 years ago.  He battled it through loads of radiation and chemo treatments.  Throughout his illness my mother took care of him.  She drove him to all his appointments.  She handled his whole life for him.  She also had to juggle her own life and needs.  

This past Thanksgiving was the first one I ate at home in a decade.  I have always eaten with inlaws but I knew my dad didn't have much time.  It was the best Thanksgiving ever.…

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Added by Mike TWA on February 4, 2013 at 12:08pm — 6 Comments

When sad news arrives by email

A message with the subject line “sad news” was in my email inbox this morning. I get these messages from my congregation all the time and it’s helpful to know that a member has experienced a loss so I can express condolences when I see them. But I’m always perplexed when friends, colleagues, and even family…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on February 1, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

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