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A few words of common sense after the recent tragedies
December 26, 2014

A Christmas message from

A gift of empathy for the festive season

At this special but difficult time of the year I would like to wish you all a peaceful and reflective festive season. Our thoughts and support go out to all the bereaved after the terrible tragedies of the last week.

It gives us all the chance to sort out our priorities in life, rid our minds of the trivia and remember that, like adults, children prefer our love and time, that is free. Parents fret over finances at this time, trying to fulfill their children's unrealistic expectations for gifts.

When events happen, as they have this week, it makes us all face our own mortality take stock of our own lives and discover what is important to us.

We must also remember that these are rare events which is exactly why they have all had so much publicity, this media coverage in our homes brings us so much closer to all the world's disastrous happenings.

Most of us live in a safe multicultural environment where we all live side by side in harmony. There are groups who would like to destroy this and we have to work together peacefully to prevent this. One mentally ill individual should not let us play the the blame game.

Let us all work together to help the mentally sick to get proper care and so protect society. Let the authorities search out where our systems failed.

When individuals can stand up and say they will travel with citizens who feel threatened because of their cultural dress I feel proud, but also dismayed that this should have happened at all.

I wish I could give the gift of Empathy to everyone this festive season.

Our very best wishes.The Grief and Sympathy team.

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What's new on Grief and Sympathy

Here are a couple of our most recent additions to the site. We thank Pamela, one of our readers, for her moving thoughts on the loss of her sister, and an old friend Roger, for his lovely remembrance poem.

Coming to terms with the death of my sister
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Thank you!

Thank you for reading this far and for supporting Grief and

We hope that you are coping on your grief journey. If you feel you have something to add, or contribute, please feel free to send us your writings, poetry or art if you'd like to share it with others on the site.

Meanwhile, if you need help, read through the pages on the site, or send a question to us and other readers on the Bereavement Forum. We hope you find peace and comfort.

With all best wishes

Betty and Lesley

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