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Sunrise By David Coy: Compounded Grief

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By David Coy

A song’s first verse says, “Troublesome Times are here filling men’s hearts with fear, Freedom we all hold dear now is at stake…” Does this sound familiar? We in our country, in our communities, in many of our communities’ families, are experiencing troublesome times, and many people in addition to that are living in fear. This creates grief in our lives on a major scale. Many are striving to cope with more than sorrow brought about by the death of loved ones. Our grief is compounded with sorrow from multiple causes. We may be dealing with one or more loved ones who have died. This is difficult enough if this is our only cause for sorrow. What if it is not? What if we are dealing with sorrow because of death and sorrow because of loss of income or trouble with school system, long term health issues with someone in the family or difficulty obtaining necessary supplies (medical or otherwise) because many companies have not been able to find workers, etc.
In these our troublesome times, we in our communities and in our nation need to support one another, as we work to cope with our compounded struggles and challenges in our lives. We can do this by being understanding of others struggles and thus be long-suffering with them. Treat others as you yourself wish to be treated. Where you can help your neighbor in some way, do so; look out for one another, and be kind to each other. In our seasons of fear and sorrow, a threefold cord is not easily broken. 
This week you can show support by coming to grief support group that will meet in Savannah at 6 p.m. in the TVEC conference room. Bring someone with you.
This is Sunrise Aftercare.

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