Thursday, November 19, 2009

my high school BFF...


(I liked the centered, two-part title so much from my LAST POST I just had to do it again.) You might remember her from THIS POST (along with another amazing God Moment story) and THIS POST (with another neat story).

Jan wrote a beautiful post that tugged at my heart, especially with all that's been on my mind. She lost her mom to cancer five years ago and wrote a post that really speaks to the gaping hole left behind after loss. Grab a couple of tissues and click HERE.

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This time of year can be especially challenging for families experiencing loss. The book Decembered Grief would make a wonderful gift for anyone you know who is grieving. (Click HERE for more information.)

Are you struggling right now? If so, I can tell you from personal experience THE BEST cure is reaching out to someone else. Bless someone you don't know. Go out of your way to help an overwhelmed mom at the grocery store. Reach out to a very quiet neighbor. Drop an anonymous gift off at someone's house, choosing a family or person who has experienced difficulty this year.

And in the words of a very wise Tweeter:

Love God. Love others. Regardless. The end.

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1 comment:

Jan said...

Thanks for the mention Tina! I will have to check out this book, I know many others who are struggling right now too. It really does help to focus on others!!