Dear Shine Family:
The Shine Journal speaks about "the light left behind". What does it mean? To me it's simple-everyone has a shine, a glow, a light that is theirs alone. I believe when they go, what remains are our memories of them and our experiences with them. This journal is here to share that light of remembrance and to honor our loss.
Loss pertains not just to people who have gone before. It can mean also the loss of a pet, the loss of a home, loss of a job, loss of memory and the list goes on. Whatever we have lost lives on so long as we remember...
Grief is something else isn't it? It can mold and shape your ideas and perspectives. It can bend your heart and may even break it. For some, it lasts a moment in time and for others, it is never ending. None of us is a stranger to grief- but each of us experiences it differently.
Whether it be a beloved family member, a treasured animal (pet), a friend or even a job- it is a loss nonetheless. Whatever you are going through be it your own path of grief or that of someone else it takes as long as it takes.
What is your story of loss? Have you reached a place of peace? Are you struggling with coming to terms with that loss and grief?
You are not alone. Share your story here. Your words are welcome.