The other day I came across a grieving mother’s support group on Facebook. Truth be told in the 11 years since Jena moved up I never joined one. A little late to the game, I know. What I felt as I read post upon post, saw picture upon picture, and felt that familiar pain that time ignores; I realized how precious the gift of being understood can comfort the soul. Broken hearts can mend when love and compassion comfort the pain.
We all have experienced a loved one that ‘moved up’ to heaven; a grandparent, a parent, a sibling, a spouse, a child…the pain of a loss can change your world forever.
And that painful experience has given us the gift of being able to help those whose grieving is still raw. An understanding ability to have empathy during those ‘second-date’ anniversaries, and to console those who struggle through birthdays and holidays. The compassionate know-how to help gently fill the empty void of a broken heart with kind words, a sympathetic ear, and a message of inspiration.
It’s the love and compassion of one another that helps us through our darkest days.
So I began to think…
The opposite of grief isn’t joy but learning to live and a willingness to give. I’ve found that when you help heal someone’s heart, you can heal your own.
When you give inspiration to others, you inspire yourself.
I believe when you see beauty in life, it shows.
It was then that I decided I would create a public community group: “Share B.I.G.”
I invite you and anyone you know who would want to SHARE stories, posts, and messages of ‘B’eauty, ‘I’nspiration, and community support for ‘G’rief.
To Share B (Beauty) I (Inspiration) and G (Grief)
It will be a place where you are:
…Helping others because you know what it’s like to feel helpless.
…Seeing beauty because you know what it’s like to see ugly.
…Giving of yourself, because you know what it’s like to be alone.
Pain shared is pain divided.
Joy shared is multiplied.
What I learned in life is that when you can help others, do so. When you have the ability you have the obligation. I’d like this group to be a safe place to be vulnerable to the repairing and healing of a broken heart. A place to give joy, laughter, and compassion.
Give what you can, take what you need, the only commodity you need here is love and compassion and remember to Share BIG!
Click “Share B.I.G.” to join the group!