January 22 2018

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, January 22, 2018

The second H in this month’s theme is for hang around. In other words, when someone is grieving, hang around and be present to them. Your presence is a present. I heard the story of a woman who was asked how she survived the death of someone close. Her response was, “A pinky saved me.” While on her grief journey, she and a friend went for walks together touching pinkies. The friend’s simple presence and hanging around helped this woman heal. 

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

March 18 2019

People often ask me how I can do the work I do. They believe that spending time with people who have lost a loved one would be depressing. Just the opposite is true for me. Life becomes very real f...

March 11 2019

The search for meaning that accompanies a death can cause us to question all kinds of things, like our spirituality, faith and philosophy of life. The “How?” and “Why?” questions are important yet ...

March 4 2019

Our theme this month is “Death. Makes Life Real.” Losing someone we love changes so many things. One of the needs of mourners is to search for meaning. Please join us next week at Monday’s Mom...

February 25 2019

To close out this month of discussing how love heals and is celebrated, I’m going to share these words from the What’s Your Grief? website: Grief is love and the confusion caused by not knowing ho...

February 18 2019

This month we’ve spoken about how love heals and is celebrated as we remember our loved ones and care for ourselves. This week, we’re going to talk about recognizing how loss teaches us to love. Wh...

February 11 2019

Love Heals. Love is Celebrated.  Last week we spoke about how love heals as we remember with love and yesterday we celebrated that at our Remembering with Love: A Ceremony Honoring Your Loved ...

February 4 2019

Our theme this month is Love Heals. Love is Celebrated.  If you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, one way love heals is by remembering with love. To that end, we hope you join us this Sunda...

January 28 2019

The fifth and final preferred way for grievers to receive support is Experiencing Physical Touch. These people benefit from hugs, walks alongside one another and leaning in conversations. Always re...

January 21 2019

We’re continuing with a third preferred way to support grievers who have the love language of Hearing Words of Affirmation. For these people, kind words of encouragement are helpful. These words ar...

January 14 2019

How Do You Speak Grief? As we discussed last week, based on Dr. Gary Chapman’s five love languages, Dr. Alan Wolfelt believes we each have one of five preferred ways for others to support us in our...