It’s a tough topic, my favourite kind! What to say when someone has cancer .. the more we share ideas and shine light on his conversation the more people know how to support others well. It has taken me many years to find some peace after my own family’s experience with cancer, it was something that rocked us in the midst of another tragedy. It was all a bit of a blur at the time to be honest, being thrown into the role of carer in your teens is about as traumatic as life gets! Since then my levels of resilience and wisdom have soared, and this deep sense of ‘knowing’ has allowed me to go on and support others.
Grief and Loss is one of those topics you think is fairly well covered off in the media, blogs and conversation. It is easy to find the steps of grief, tips for grieving and workshops on grief and loss. I find that the messy and very real side of grief is not talked about enough though. As I was thinking about this post I found these words written by Lexi from Scribbles and Crumbs. Lexi always has the words, in the perfectly real combination, to express her own grief. On this occasion she has nailed it for me too!
I am in awe of people like Amber who do more than just comment on or talk about the things that matter. They actually make it their very real and tangible mission to BE THE CHANGE and do something about those things. The thing that matters to Amber is homelessness, and Feel Good Food Packs is a wonderful project providing packs of nutritious food to people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage.