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Turning Grief Into Gratitude

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I've been trying to practice redirecting the sadness of loss into concentrating on how thankful I am that I have had all of those lovely people in my life. Lost 8 in the past two years. And I miss my dear cousin (who was like a sister) who departed in July.

Wishing all a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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    Holidays can be hard when we're missing those we've lost but you are so right that turning the grief into a celebration of the ones you miss is a good thing. I hope you can have some laughter along with the tears...think of the things you did together that brought you joy. emoticon
    2704 days ago
  • JLITT62
    And a wonderful holiday back at you! Remember you angels, as I know that you do. And remember that they want you to be happy, just as you always wanted them happy.
    2704 days ago
    i do know how you feel. In recent years I lost Dad, Liz (my dear cousin, daughter's God-mother), Pat (my sister), Guy (father in law), Colleen (20 yr old niece) then Mom in June, plus so many friends. I don't know what happened but all different cancers except one. I feel beat down by it all, but lucky to have had them. They each added so much to my life. We will be toasting them all tomorrow and chatting w/ family across the US to remember them.

    2705 days ago
    emoticon I can't even begin to know how you feel, just sending lots of hugs!
    2705 days ago
  • NANCY-
    It isn't easy... but those fond cherished memories can bring smiles and reminds me that they are still a part of me.
    2705 days ago
    Turning grief into gratitude is noble. I salute you. You will make it. You really will.
    2705 days ago
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