Time for Hope

By: Betty Dangler
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Time for Hope

Now that Spring has finally come, aren’t you filled with renewed energy? Just as the plants and trees experience a re-birth, so do our spirits.

The days are longer so we can enjoy the outdoors for longer periods of time. We can start our gardens and watch the plants, flowers and vegetables take root, begin to grow, and flourish.

This may be a good time to think about the legacy left by your loved one. Are you ready to make it your own and let it take root in your life? What legacy did your loved one leave you? Was it to teach, to help others rebuild, to offer financial assistance to those less fortunate, to keep in touch with a relative or friend that may be lonely or ill? Whatever the legacy your loved one has left you, there is no time like the present to start working on it.

When you reach out to others, you start the healing process. It takes the attention off your pain and loss and it opens new channels in your life to find new meaning and purpose. The pain of loss will never completely go away because your loved will always be a part of you. The pain can be eased as you reach out to others in your own creative way to carry on the legacy of your loved one.

Are you ready to experience this Season of Hope and Renewal? As you are grateful for the life and memories you shared with your loved one, so now begin to share their legacy with others.

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