My brother passed 71 days ago.  This morning I’m out early watering on a beautiful day.  I see how different are the plants in my yard, different colors, sizes, and types of needles, petals, and leaves.  They have differing water requirements. Why then do I think each day will be the same as to how I handle grief?

Today there is sorrow and a weight to grief, and we’re gathering again, a smaller group, but still there is gathering and group.  There is the pain of letting go, and awareness of transformation and growth.

Dahlias from my neighbor’s garden

2 thoughts on “Day 71: Compassion

  1. Oh! I loved this idea that flowers need different types of watering and so-we have different types of grieving. No one size fits all. Yes! I will use this in therapy!!!





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