Hope-Infused Life

There is a Japanese tradition that when they mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. What’s their thinking? They believe that when something has suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful. Similarly, incorporating the cracks and chips of your life vs. covering them up or throwing away the broken pieces is how you can become whole again and create a beautiful, new and different you. When you integrate the lessons learned through your loss into the new life you’re constructing, you build muscles that allow you to be even more resilient, interesting, and compassionate. Fill the cracks in your heart with pure gold and let the world see how you shine! –  By: “Hope for Widows” on Facebook

 “The tragedy of life is not death, but of what we let die inside of us while we live.” – Norman Cousins
“Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.” – Pinero
“A part of you dies with them and a part of them lives on with you.” – L. Becker Phelps
“It takes courage to “just be” with the dark pain of grief.  It takes even more courage to  take the first step back in to the light; towards a hope-infused new way of living.” ~ Sue Rosenbloom

About Sue Diane Rosenbloom, CT, MA

Thanatologist: Loss, Trauma, Crisis, Death, and Grief Educator - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007) Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (the highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimer's and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Former Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher
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