The very painful losses of loved ones can perhaps only be made less devastating by giving them substance beyond the devastation.

Over time painful grief can be reshaped into something less confined to hopelessness and pain, and more open to faith, hope and healing; and anger and frustration into something less corrosive and more forgiving of self and others.

If there is to be real purpose for life, death and human tragedy, I think we must seek it out and embrace it as a part of our own existence.

John Pete

John Pete

John Pete is a spiritual writer, founder of Daily Grief Quotes on Facebook, and was a Certified Grief Counselor for over 10-years . He has appeared on the "Grieving The Healing Heart" radio program and is published in the 2011 books, "Open To Hope, Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss," "Grieving the Sudden Death of a Loved One" (2012, DVD), and Grief Diaries - Through the Eyes of Men (2016, book). John Pete's is online at https://facebook.com/dailygriefquotes.

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