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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Responding to a Grieving Friend

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  We hope that this space will be a place where you can come to find resources, comfort, and community. As part of our ongoing conversation, we’ll be sharing interesting and encouraging articles and posts that we’ve found online. These posts have truly inspired and helped us, and we hope they’ll do the same for you.   This beautiful post documents a cry for help that many of us know all too well. Someone shared these two simple heartbreaking sentences online: “My friend just died. I don’t know what to do.” Responses poured in but one comment in particular stood out for the depth it showcased for understanding and relating to this person’s loss. After reading the man’s comment, we’d love to know your thoughts—did his advice and wisdom comfort you? Does his analogy of grief crashing down like waves resonate with you?

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Grief and the Journey of Healing

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Thank you so much for visiting our Grief Community blog. We are so sorry that you’re here, but we welcome you into this space. Our goal is to use this platform to share stories and resources with you, to provide you with a sense of community and belonging. We want you to feel hopeful and empowered by the posts you read here, but we also want you to know that we stand with you in your darkest of days. We know that there will be moments when nothing provides inspiration, when everything seems dark and desolate and hopeless. We want to meet you in that place, and we promise to never tell you to hurry up and move on, to get over your sadness or get past your suffering. Grief is so different for each and every person; this is something that we unfortunately know through experience. The only universal thing that we have learned throughout our journeys is that healing can be found through service. Our Grief Community is a new expansion of our commitment to providing service opportunities for individuals and families who may be grieving the loss of a loved one. We are sharing this idea with […]

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