HUG Corner: Thought for the Week - 2/26

Location : North Houston

Healing After Loss (Martha Whitmore Hickman)

"The man who removed mountains began by carrying away small stones."

- Chinese Proverb

"How do we start picking up the pieces, rebuilding our lives, after we have sustained a grievous loss?

We won't be able, probably, to undertake major new ventures for a while. But a single step will help, will signify to our inner self that our investment is in life, not in endless grief.

A friend tells me that after she began sewing some new clothes for herself, she began to feel better. It was an investment in living. 

It was only a beginning, but I remember the moment in the grocery store when I decided to 'look cheerful' instead of carrying around the glum face I had worn for weeks. It was a very small thing, but evidently important. Otherwise I wouldn't remember it after almost twenty years.

I will take a small step - just one. In my mind's eye, perhaps I can see my loved on nodding in encouragement - 'Yes. Go on. You can. I am with you.'"

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