I learned a bunch of stuff this month. 6 Things to be exact.

I hope you didn’t notice that I missed the January email. On the other, I kind of hope you did. Maybe you missed a word or two from me.

Many of you know my dad died very unexpectedly and we moved my mother to hospice. He was wonderful, difficult, loving, complicated, beloved, devoted and I miss him very, very much.

My father’s death although abrupt did allow for some time together in the hospital. I was lucky to have that time and I posted about it on Twitter and Facebook. I couldn’t believe he was so ill and I needed help.

Here’s what I learned about being out there with my grief.

  • I learned how to be a better friend.
  • I learned to reach out more to people in pain and that the effort is worth it
  • I learned that even the smallest of thoughts across the e-verse are helpful
  • I learned that people know what to say when you’re grieving because they too have been sad and,
  • Lastly, that if you let them, people will help ease the burden of grief.

My long-time friend literally moved into my house to help me and without her, I might have just wandered around and never been able to go back to teaching on time.

She said, “Would you like me to come?”

Instead of bucking up and brushing her off I said, “Yes please.”

And that week I cried but also laughed. A lot.

Every day I learn how to be a healthier, better person. Thank you all so much.


I wrote about my dad here. Yes, he was difficult but I sure loved him. http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/10-ways-hook-reader-reel-good