Alicia writes books about grief support. Collections of what to do and say when you don't know where to start. Full of beautiful ways to honor someone's memory or reach out to someone who is suffering a loss. Available in bookstores everywhere, or online at Amazon.com.
Friday, February 5, 2010
....and there you have it
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. ~Toni Morrison
I wanted to know if others were hearing the same things as I . (It was meant to be. Time heals. I know just how you feel. The exact same thing happened to me. It's better this way.) Well-intended doesn't always mean well-received.
I wanted to know what helped others so I wouldn't feel so helpless when reaching out to someone who was grieving. I needed a list of ways to help, things to do.
I wanted to hear how you have honored the memories of those you loved who have died. Share ways to pay tribute with others who need this information.
I was curious to see if these experiences were similar among very different people. (They are.) Celebrity, janitor, SAHM or teacher; loss is loss.
I wanted to know if others were as awed by people's capacity for love and sincere sympathy. I will never be able to repay those who held me up when I needed it most. God bless them for their patience, compassion and endless kindness.
I couldn't find such a book, so we're writing it together.