How do we deal with Grief when it strikes?

BillRoddy_ManhoodFTHood_FBArt_61913_41The devastation in the Philippine Islands caused me to consider GRIEF and LOSS.


I can recall the loss of loved ones and wondered, “why them?”  They are from different ethnicities, religions and cultures.


Haven’t we all experienced GRIEF?


(GRIEF: Deep mental anguish, as over loss: SORROW)


Many of us have shared stories of the loss of loved ones over the years. I know I have.  I remember loved ones I cherished who have passed.  One of the most devastating was when my biological father passed.  I didn’t know how to deal with the LOSS!  

Over time we all learn to acknowledge the loss, heal and move on!


What are the lessons to be learned from GRIEF?


Is GRIEF an important part of living?  Teaching us to value simplicity and the enjoyment in the present moment? 


What about our CHILDREN?  They seem to ‘move on’ much quicker than adults.


Sad and thoughtful this evening.