I remember going inside the walk-in cooler and seeing shelf after shelf all lined with what seemed like perfectly round dark green watermelon. Each one was plugged so the buyer could peek at the bright red fruit at the center before making their purchase.
Not only were these incidents a relief from the summer heat but a teachable moment on the commerce of how things worked in our small town.
The year and occasion I vividly remember my mother was pregnant with my brother. I remember walking into the cooler to pick a melon and one of the attendants said, “Hey kid, looks like your mother already swallowed a watermelon seed.” Everyone chuckled at the puzzled look on my face.
While grief is no laughing matter, people still say the strangest things when it comes to a person’s loss. My favorite is that “time heals all wounds,” which of course is neither helpful nor true.
Many comments such as these are made by people who are trying to be helpful. Others are simply repeating what well-meaning people have told them when they experienced a difficult loss.
When my brother was born he was neither green or any other resemblance to a watermelon and the truth was revealed. However, when it comes to grief often we never learn the truth of how to go beyond the losses we may have experienced.
At The Grief & Wellness Group, we have the privilege of walking the person with a broken heart through very specific steps on how to move on after a significant loss. We provide tools to help the person resolve their pain so they can retain the joy of any pleasant memories that may exist.
We will provide you with tools so you can get your emotional strength back and support you to have the courage to lift your eyes and look forward to the future.
There are new groups starting in July, August and October so if you are hurting or know someone who is, it would be a mistake for you not to enroll in one of these groups. You will not change the past only the future, yet there is a way of dealing with the past and its disappointments that will enrich your future.
Everybody likes the idea of recovery but many hold back on taking the steps to recover. It is a fool’s errand to continue to chase false information such as you just need to be strong and give it time.
If you are tired of feeling imprisoned by your loss you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the support and help we can bring to you.
Transitions, changes, losses, heartaches are all part of life’s journey. The hard part is to separate the pain that often accompanies a loss from those positive realities that we have experienced with those relationships we have formed. Let us help you walk through your personal journey.
The Grief & Wellness Group has helped many already. We will teach you how to recover and move beyond your loss. Your life will be enriched with the personal new discoveries you’re guaranteed to receive.
Make the call today to get the support and help you need to be able to move forward.
We have three new groups starting soon: Thursday, July 12 at 10:30a.m., Tuesday, August 21 at 10:00a.m. and Wednesday, October 10 at 2:00p.m. Each class lasts for two hours each week for a total of eight weeks. You can choose to move beyond the loss rather than allow it to hold you captive. Don’t delay! Give us a call today at 520 668-5906 to inquire about our reasonable fee and to reserve your spot.
The Grief and Wellness Group, Inc.
Bob has 18 years of experience as an educator and administrator. As a Grief Recovery Specialist and a Veteran, he delights in helping individuals move beyond the pain of loss.