There is a great book about resilience and facing adversity called “Option B.” In this Sheryl Sandberg (of Facebook) and Adam Grant (psychologist) explore how people face some of the most difficult challenges of life. Michelle Shumaker M.S.W., came to me awhile back and suggested we look at having a series of Grief Support gatherings this fall. So on September 17th at 5:00PM we will launch this group called “Grieving and Growing.” It’s limited enrollment but this is part of my plan B.
All my plans were tossed up in the air December 2015 and the pieces are still falling – still scattered – still picking up. However, I am in a better place today and want to share with others what the journey has been like. I think there is hope in sharing the pilgrimage of life with others. One step at a time there is healing. Perhaps a few others can discover ideas from the experiences that are shared. If you have been through it and ever felt alone, you know. I’ve been so thankful to have the support of some amazing people. Pray that this venture is successful.
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18