This past week was filled with family traditions. Our family reunion - which is actually a giant croquet tournament. Celebrating little ones' birthdays. And gathering for the county fair.
But all of these beautiful traditions are also bitter-sweet because it sharpens our remembrance of those who are no longer here with us.
It brought to mind a quote from David Kessler that essentially said that in order to live fully, we need to grieve fully. I think a lot of folks would agree with the idea of living fully - making the most of each day and crafting meaning in our moments. But to grieve fully? We aren't always as sure about that.
Maybe that is another reason we need traditions - to remember to grieve. To grieve fully. And to draw strength from one another in order to live fully again.
What do you make o the idea that in order to live fully we need to grieve fully? What does this look like in your life today?
Michelle is a Spiritual Director and End of Life Doula. She is the founder of Abide in the Spirit.
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