Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do. -Brené Brown
Today I gave a message at the Eugene Mennonite Church and below here is the take away.
I would like each of you to consider if you only had 6 days left on Earth, like Uncle Hal had from the day he admitted on hospice – are you living the life you want to be living? Do those you love and cherish know how you define a good death -for an instance do you want to die at home, amongst family or friends? And, are you in pain? How are you sharing your pain with others? Please do not suffer alone.
I leave you with this…
Grief never ends…but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…It is the price of love.
Awhile back I posted that I’d gotten into making handmade beaded jewelry including lanyards, necklaces and bracelets. The thing about beading is that the costs add up pretty quickly. So I got this grand idea that perhaps I would join some holiday craft bazaars to sell these beaded items meanwhile promoting my counseling private practice. My jewelry did better at last weekend’s Campfire holiday bazaar than this weekend’s Unique Boutique but I managed to hand out brochures and business cards to at least 14 people this weekend, that’s 14 people I may have never ran into otherwise. Even better is my friend Jenni, who is a grad student at the moment was able to bring her holiday themed items including barrettes, wreaths, ribbon Christmas trees and other crafty items. I guess our stuff presented well enough we got invited to do another sale in Creswell, Oregon at the Emerald Valley Golf Course Event Center December 8th from 9 to 3. Looking forward to meeting more folks and perhaps some more sales as well!