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Posted: August 20, 2016 in books, communication, mobile phone, quotes
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Are you a book lover – either real books or kindle?

Reading is something that can amongst other things, educate us, entertain us and inspire us. So those who can’t read or are not interested in reading books will surely be missing out on something special and inspirational.

Maybe that’s why I love this quote from Mark Twain:

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them

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I mentioned the other day in Managing Grief #1, that I would be doing a series of blog posts giving some ideas on how to manage grief.  Today it’s about remembering your loved one…

Just because your loved one is gone doesn’t mean you should try to remove any thought of their passing from your mind. It’s important to be realistic about your loss, and not try to hide from the fact that there is an empty space in your life that they once filled.

I’m not saying we should immortalise them and never move on with your life, simply that you need to give yourself time to grieve – That in turn leads to the question of the how long is appropriate for us to grieve. The answer to this questions in itself is unknown as we are all different and all cope with grief differently, so grieve for as long as you need to.

When your with family and friends, don’t be afraid to talk about your loved one by sharing your memories of them, because in doing so you are helping you, and in turn showing your family and friends that it is actually ok to speak about the person.

I hope none of this sounds cold and dismissive, it is not intended to be. I simply feel that it is worthwhile to remember the person who has died and talk about them. i.e. It should not be taboo to talk about someone because they’ve died, but instead it should be good to share memories.

Bereavement is something we all have to cope with at some point in our life. Although it’s difficult for us to cope with as we mourn the passing of loved ones, we can be assured that it’s simply a temporary goodbye…

 

 

Goodbye For Now by Kathy Troccoli

I can’t believe that you’re really gone now
Seems like it’s all just a dream
How can it be that the world will go on
When something has died within me?

Leaves will turn, my heart will burn with colors of you
Snow will fall but I’ll recall your warmth
Summer wind breathing in your memory
I’ll miss you

But there will be a time when I’ll see your face
And I’ll hear your voice and there we will laugh again
And there will come a day when I’ll hold you close
No more tears to cry ’cause we’ll have forever
But I’ll say goodbye for now

I can’t imagine my life without you
You’ve held a place all your own
Just knowing you were beneath the same sky
Oh, what a joy I have known

On rainy days, in many ways, you’ll water my heart
On starry nights I’ll glimpse the light of your smile
Never far from my heart you’ll stay with me
So I’ll just wait

‘Cause there will be a time when I’ll see your face
And I’ll hear your voice and there we will laugh again
And there will come a day when I’ll hold you close
No more tears to cry ’cause we’ll have forever
But I’ll say goodbye for now

But there will be a time when I’ll see that face
And I’ll hear your voice and there we will laugh again
And there will come a day when I’ll hold you close
No more tears to cry ’cause we’ll have forever
But I’ll say goodbye for now

So if you’ve suffered bereavement recently, please remember God is with you and that you will see your loved one again in heaven.