Grieving & Loving Life

“… everything is always all right no matter what is, because it is exactly as it is supposed to be for the moment” – Cristin Whiting
But what if you lose a loved one? When my mom died I found a book called “The Prophet” by Khalil Gibran by her bedside. I opened it up and read the following passage: 

And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.” 

In other words, the more I loved, the deeper my well needed to be to hold that love. And when mom was gone, its depth held my tears. Would I have chosen a shallower well, one that wouldn’t have held so much love, if that meant my grieving wouldn’t be so painful?” The answer was no. Life is about change. Receiving gifts and letting them go. What her death taught me was to appreciate love but to stay in gratitude for it rather than expectation of it never leaving. When I can live in that wonderful space of thankfulness, peace and acceptance, no matter what happens, even if it means grieving for awhile, ILML! 

— JamieQ

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