Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Do you ever recover from grief? I say, yes.
You never know how your words will affect someone else. My dental hygienest, Laurie, made a profound observation that has forever changed my way of thinking about the deaths of loved ones. She did not talk to me of spiritual things, afterlife, religious beliefs, but her comment was eye-opening. I just sent my story off to Chicken Soup Grief and Recovery. The deadline is May 31st. We have all been touched by grief and loss, and we have all gotten through it somehow. Perhaps your story will positively impact others. Why don't you write about it today and send it off tomorrow? NOT today, because the first version you write will have too many words, personal details and raw emotions. Your revision may be exactly what they want. Plus it is cathartic. I will be reading my story at Wired Coffee Open Mic.