Tag Archives: Grief

Thank you

I texted my father — our first message in months — asking if the link he had sent to an online photo album was real. He said it was. I selected the first photo: Two-year-old me, smiling wide, nestled in … Continue reading

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Two Questions

When people are dying only two things matter…They just want to know : Was I loved? And did I love well? Love: that’s all that really matters….Love is for here and now  

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End-of-life Documents

Not to be doom and gloom, but you need a will and other end-of-life documents. “People don’t like thinking about death,” says Orman, who developed the Must-Have Documents program ($63; suzeorman.com/realsimple) with her estate attorney. “Everyone assumes they only need … Continue reading

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The Family Language

I was paging through my great-grandmother’s Bible when a treasure fell into my lap. On a small scrap of paper, in a young child’s handwriting, were the words, “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of … Continue reading

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Sharing grief over a Beloved office pet

I work at a pet-friendly company where people are allowed to bring their dogs. My co-worker “Mandy” has a golden retriever, and I have grown very fond of him. Whenever I have a bad day, his friendly spirit immediately cheers … Continue reading

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