“We can learn to put our good memories to good use and the bad memories to rest,” says the author of this positive and practical grief-booklet. The author offers four sensitive, healing suggestions: Give yourself the best gifts of yesterday; Give thanks; Choose to hold on to certain feelings and let others go; Reinvest in the future and in now. “True,” says the author, “we can’t just remember someone who has died and then go on with life as if nothing has happened… we look back with care; we pick up the pieces of the past and treasure deeply the best of them, as we slowly learn to discard the debris that is also there. And then we move on… knowing that nothing good is ever really lost.
By Linus Mundy