“For it is in giving that we receive.” -Saint Francis of Assisi
I am speaking at the end of the month, Saturday, July 27th at a Grief Retreat in Ostego, MN, sponsored by The Grief Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is to offer hope, healing and companionship to the bereaved. I’m honored to be part of the sharing during the Sacred Journey Widowed Retreat.
So often in loss we feel like the world has been taken from us. And in many ways the world (as we once knew it) was taken from us. With this loss it is normal to feel upset with the idea of giving. I know at one point I asked my sister, “how much more can I give, didn’t I give up the most important person I had in my life?”
What I have found on my healing walk is that as deep as loss reaches, joy also has no limits. Love is still real and present. Good can be found again. Our loss can never replaced. Still, we always have something to give and giving helps. Giving provides comfort, new connections, and a healing calm in our lives. Giving keeps us alive. My hope for the retreat weekend is time to share and give. I truly believe when we give, we heal.
It’s not too late to sign up for the retreat if you would like to attend. For more info: click here.