Monthly: March 2018

Good Grief – Day 6

March 31, 2018

If you find yourself swimming across an ocean of grief, and you’re too tired to keep swimming, just float. Gratitude Focus: We can be thankful that we don’t have to…

Good Grief – Day 5

March 30, 2018

It was years after my son’s death. I was functioning pretty well by then. I was happy to be alive, enjoying my life. But then one of those grief waves…

Good Grief – Day 4

March 29, 2018

Some cultures mandate a formal time of grief for people. I think we should wear big badges when we’re grieving that say “Fragile. Heart under construction. Handle with care.” Inventory…

Good Grief – Day 3

March 28, 2018

Few of us like to feel sad or cry. Grief can be tricky. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross identified the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Those words barely…

Practice Deliberate Gratitude

March 27, 2018

“But you don’t know my circumstances. That won’t work for me. I don’t have it as good as other people. You should see my life. It’s a mess.” Religious leaders,…

Good Grief – Day 2

March 27, 2018

We don’t do grief. Grief does us. Application: Don’t worry about when this value applies. When it’s time to heal our heart from a loss, we’ll know. Don’t be surprised…

Good Grief – Day 1

March 26, 2018

“The strangest thing happened,” said my friend, a lovably neurotic, very obsessive businessman in his midforties. “I was watching one of those afternoon TV talk shows. This one was about…

Learn to say “I am”

March 25, 2018

We hear a lot about becoming whole. “Become a complete human being.” “Start on the pathway to becoming whole.” “You won’t find romantic love until you know you’re complete.” Frankly,…

Patience

March 24, 2018

Sometimes we get what we want right away. At other times, we wonder if our desires will ever be fulfilled. We will be fulfilled in the best way possible and…

Be a good guest

March 23, 2018

Guests come and go at the Blue Sky Lodge. Sometimes a sky diver comes to the drop zone for the weekend from a nearby town and needs a place to…