Hello, my friend
Today, I want to share with you the inspiring story of 11 amazing grievers who have taught us so much at Spark of Life retreat. My name is Dave Matthews, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share with you the one important thing that they taught us for a healthy recovery after loss.
At Spark of Life, our mission is to help people find hope after loss. And that’s exactly what these 11 grievers came for. They all came from different parts of the United States, and they all had different stories of loss to share. The stories were heart-breaking, and there were tears everywhere. But there was one thing that united them all – the feeling of hopelessness and helplessness after the loss.
As we talked with these grievers, we asked them a simple question – how many of you have ever felt hopeless? Every single hand was raised. Even the leaders, including myself, raised our hands. We have all been there, haven’t we? That feeling of despair that life would never be good again, and we would never experience true joy, meaning, and purpose in life.
But these 11 precious people have taught us something important. They taught us that we are not alone. They taught us that there is nothing wrong with us, and we don’t need to be fixed. They taught us that we have the power within ourselves to find hope and meaning in life again.
The one thing that they are telling us is that they want meaning for their life again. And the first step to achieving that is to believe in your heart and your brain that someday you will have hope again. You need to listen to people who want to come beside you and walk with you, help carry you, and give you a specific strategy that you can begin to think. It’s not easy, but it’s possible.
And that’s what we saw at the retreat. These 11 grievers came on Thursday feeling hopeless and helpless, but by Friday morning, we saw a different spirit in them. We saw that they had the power within themselves to find hope and meaning in life again.
So, friend, if you are going through a tough time after a loss, I want you to know that you are not alone. You don’t need to be fixed, and there is nothing wrong with you. You have the power within yourself to find hope and meaning in life again. And if you need someone to come beside you, we are here for you. At Spark of Life, we believe in you, and we are committed to helping you find hope after loss.