GRIEF SUPPORT MESSAGE & MEETINGS
GRIEF SUPPORT MESSAGE

June 2022

Good morning, WPS Family. How are you today? As you are waking and enjoying your morning coffee, are you thinking or writing about what you are grateful for? I do this every day to start my day off right. This morning I am grateful for the delicious smell of the coffee brewing and my fur baby happy to see me up and around.
 

(copefoundation.org) If you don’t already practice “Gratitude” it wouldn’t hurt to try it. It may be hard at first, especially when you do not feel grateful for anything, but start small. Maybe you can be grateful for your morning coffee or tea, the birds singing outside, a warm bed. It is noticing the small things that we take for granted. It is being aware. It doesn’t mean that we should stop grieving our loss, but there is always a choice in how the loss is played out.
 

Here are some ways you can practice “Gratitude”:

Keep a gratitude journal. Start by giving thanks for one thing each day. It is amazing when you look back after a period of time how much can change.
 

Make a gratitude jar. Write one thing you are grateful for each day and put it in the jar.
 

Give at least one compliment daily. It can be to a person, or it can be asking someone to share your appreciation of something else. “Isn’t it a beautiful day?” You can always compliment yourself. Self-love is the first step into loving people and the world around you.
 

Practice Mindfulness to appreciate each moment. Focus on the present moment. Notice what is all around you. Use all your senses. What do you see, feel, hear, smell or taste? Sometimes I have even been grateful for a good cry. You can call them healing tears or grief bursts.
 

You can also download “Gratitude” apps on your phone and do it that way.
 

“You have been given a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?” (William Arthur Ward)

 

In WPS Grief Support, we have many tools to help you through your Grief Journey. The next session starts June 5 at St. John Lutheran Church, Mansfield. Facilitator: Phyllis Weisheit. Give us a try!
 

Happy June Birthdays! Happy Father’s Day! And don’t forget to fly and honor our flag on June 14 (Flag Day).

Ruth Turner
Outreach Chairman and Certified Grief Support Facilitator

GRIEF SUPPORT SCHEDULE 2022

All Support Meetings are 2:30 to 4:30 pm on

Sunday.

Following each session, those who wish to go meet at a nearby restaurant for dinner, which provides a good opportunity to get to know each other. 

*NOTE: Any changes to this schedule will be announced in both the Newsletter
and on our Facebook page, so check each month for any changes.

 

JAN 16, 23, 30; FEB 6, 13 : University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr (by TCU), Ft Worth. Facilitator: Coy Studer.
 

FEB 20, 27; MAR 6, 13, 20 : First Baptist Church Burleson, 317 W Ellison St, Burleson. Facilitator: Ruth Turner.
 

MAR 27; APR 3, 10, (SKIP 17), 24: MAY 1 : University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr (by TCU), Ft Worth. Facilitator: Merryl Kloster.
 

JUN 5, 12, 19, 26; (SKIP JUL 3), JUL 10 : St John Lutheran Church, 1218 Debbie Ln, Mansfield. Facilitator: Phyllis Weisheit.
 

JUL 17, 24, 31; AUG 7, 14 : Genesis Methodist Church, 7635 S Hulen, Ft Worth. Facilitator: Ruth Turner.
 

AUG 21, 28; (SKIP SEP 4), SEP 11, 18, 25 : Pleasantview Baptist Church, 4400
Pleasantview Dr, Arlington. Facilitator: Arlyne Clements.

 

OCT 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 : University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr (by TCU), Ft Worth. Facilitator: TBA.
 

NOV 6 : HOLIDAY GRIEF SUPPORT : University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr (by TCU), Ft Worth.
 

Nov 13 : CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE SERVICE : 3:00 PM : University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr (by TCU), Ft Worth.