Returning to Joy | Inspiration for Grieving the Loss of a Loved One
INSTEAD OF FLOWERS
In my grief, I felt denial, anger, and a pain I never knew was possible. My life’s greatest loss is now my life’s greatest passion. I have now gained the perspective that allows me to help others navigate their way through the grief process.
This book is dedicated to all the beautiful souls grieving a loss of any kind despite knowing that loss is an inevitable part of life.
May these words and images help you find joy, inspiration, and the courage to move forward in your journey.
As you do, I know that all the grief you feel will find a new and beautiful place to go.
"This book was the most thoughtful and comforting gift I received after losing my spouse of 34 years. With my loss so fresh and my grief so raw, I was not in a place to read a self-help book. But Returning to Joy isn’t a book about coping with grief, it’s actually a way to cope with grief. On days when I felt like I couldn’t accomplish much more than getting out of bed and eating breakfast, I was able to open the book and read the short, but soothing messages. These brought me comfort, even on my most difficult days. Though I’ve read it through at least twice already, I keep this book on my nightstand for those times I need an extra shot of comfort, or just somewhere to direct my grief. This will be my go-to gift for any friend or family member who has lost a loved one." - Joana F.