Words of Support and Encouragement Week of September 12, 2011


Good morning!  I hope that you had a nice and relaxing weekend.  Yesterday, we observed a memorial for the great losses experienced just ten years ago.  Leading up to this weekend, there has been a great deal of media coverage surrounding the grave moments that we experienced as a collective community.  These widespread images of grief, sadness, and suffering may have triggered a few challenging emotions rooted in your personal experiences.  These may have been associated with the day in memory, or they may have been of their own entity.  It is normal to feel grief and sadness from you own experiences, while you empathize with others.  This is what makes the human connection to great, and so challenging.  It is our ability to celebrate and grieve alongside our neighbors, that makes our relationships so meaningful.
If you did experience more grief than you had expected, that is OK.  Allow yourself some time to work though the collective loss that was experienced, as well as your personal losses and struggles.  Take some extra time for yourself this week, and reconnect with those around you that are great sources of love and support.
We would also love to have you at any of our September Support Offerings.  Please feel free to take a look at these highlights, browse our calendars, and contact us with any questions you may have.  I’d also like to invite you to our Syracuse Circle of Hope Support Group session, tonight, at 5:30p if you are free!
Have a great week,