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In a recent interview singer Tom Jones spoke of working through his grief after the loss of his wife. Like all of us Jones struggled greatly with his grief, calling it the lowest part of his life, and fearing he wouldn’t get through it. Only after accepting there was nothing he could have done to save her from her lung cancer was he able to come to a point of moving forward. Stating “Before she died she said, “don’t think of me dying, think of me laughing.” that’s how I remember her. Now every time I step on stage, Linda is with me.”
When celebrities talk about their grief and loss it reminds us that grief touches everyone and shows us that we are not alone when we feel helpless or hopeless. To help him through the dark times Jones chooses to think of the moments of joy he shared with his wife. Its a strategy that fits with the continuing bonds theory of grief recovery – maintaining a connection with our loved one by reminiscing about them, especially in a positive light.
This easter long weekend we hope our Community Members are able to find some moments of joy when they think of their loved ones in happy times. You are welcome to share some of those moments with us here on the forums, by expressing the lows and the highs of our grief journey we can all help each other carry the burden of loss.
Thinking of everyone today. We are here for you. 🌸
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