May 1 2017

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, May 1, 2017

This month our theme is Plant a Seed: What Will Grow? A friend and colleague of mine, Zack Maser,  describes loss and grief as a seed that plants in your heart. Your tears help water it and over time, it begins to grow. You don’t know what will grow - it can be faith, patience, love, empathy, compassion, strength, or courage, to name a few. Although you would rather have who or what you lost back, you may appreciate what has grown within.

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