grief support for me
"Learning to LAUGH when You Feel Like CRYING "
rejoice... - excerpted from
1 minute read
by Allen Klein
pages 104; reprinted with permission of Goodman Beck Publishing. Copyright 2011.
rejoice for a life lived
When a child is born, all rejoice; when someone
dies, all weep. But it makes as much sense,
If not more, to rejoice at the end of a life as at
the beginning. For no one can tell what events
await a newborn child, but when a mortal
dies he has successfully completed a journey.
Right now you may be mourning for a life lost. But you can also celebrate that life lived.
Celebrate the good time you had together.
Celebrate how the deceased enriched your world.
Celebrate the wonderful things that person meant to you.
And remember, it doesn’t matter how long that loved one’s life was. Like a beautiful symphony, it is the beauty of the music that matters—not the length of the piece.