Robbie Miller Kaplan's Blog – January 2012 Archive (2)

It’s okay to wait

A member of my community died last week. The death was sudden and unexpected and the bereaved were overwhelmed. There were so many people who attended the reception after the funeral that they couldn’t fit into the home. I couldn’t help but wonder how many of those people will be around to comfort the bereaved when real mourning occurs in the weeks and months ahead.



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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on January 23, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Simple gestures pack a lot of punch

A few years back I did a radio interview on how to write a condolence note. The interviewer mentioned some distinguished public speakers, quoting passages of notes they’d written. He asked me how the general public could replicate these meaningful messages. I was shocked for a moment thinking that if anyone expected to personally write such grandiose notes, they’d be so intimidated they’d never get them done. And maybe that’s why so many people procrastinate and struggle to write…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on January 6, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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