Friday, October 12, 2018

As survivors of suicide loss, if we focus on the love we had for the person we lost, we can also focus on the healing they would want for us.

If we feel regret or if there were words of anger prior to losing someone to suicide, we can focus on the forgiving that we'd want to receive from the person we lost, and learn to forgive ourselves.

If we are angry at our loved one or if we are caught up in blaming another, we can focus on the absolution we can still offer - the same absolution we'd want extended toward us in the midst of our own suffering.

In whatever way we can extend love to ourselves and others, we are honoring the love we have for the person we have lost.