*DEATH AND DYING*

***KINDNESS  FOR  THE  HURTING***

The agony felt from the  LOSS  of someone you LOVE…is like your heart is frozen in your chest…you barely can breathe…the pain cuts deep into your belly as your mind wanders aimlessly in a chilling wasteland.

CONVERSATION  to a person who is  GRIEVING  or terminally ill can be devastating and even debilitating.  NEVER…NEVER  say the words  I’M SORRY  as this is the most  DESTRUCTIVE  sound you can make.  To utter these  CRIPPLING  words intensifies their pain and smothers them in  HELPLESSNESS.  

Your  PRESENCE  alone speaks loudly.  Your  TOUCH  to their hand or arm speaks gently.  Words are not necessary but  LISTENING  is vital.  SHARE  in their moment…not yours and for the first time feel what it is like to  JUST BE,  by  quietly being there.  

Author/Elaine Neihardt Smith            www.motionOsis.com

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