Richard is the author of "It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later; A Collection of Inspirational Parables."
Health Everyday courageous healthcare professionals who could stay at home, not only risk their family’s and their own health, but their very lives.
Now, although thousands of patients have lost theirs. They have done so with a healthcare worker by their side, leaving those grieving with the hope that their loved one was not alone. They are literally angels on earth!
GRIEF, THE PASSAGE OF TIME AND WORDS OF COMFORT
Grief is one of society’s most commonly misunderstood and profoundly difficult experiences that cannot be resolved by closure, if there’s even such a thing, but by a slow measure of acceptance that only the passage of time and words of comfort can provide.
As Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth so eloquently said; “Grief is the price we pay for love.’
Every minute someone leaves this world behind. We are all in the line; you or I could be next. We never know how many people or who is ahead of us. We cannot move to the back of the line. We cannot step out of the line. We cannot avoid the line.
So while we wait in line - make moments count, make a difference, make the call, make the time, make your gifts known, make everyone feel like someone, make your voice heard, make the small things big, make someone smile, make the change, make up, make peace, make waves and make sure you have no regrets!
THE BEST IS YET TO COME
The loss of a person we love can be a very powerful time for reflection and although God’s promise cannot give those who grieve what they'd truly love; at least not yet, inspirational author Richard Lawrence Belford believes the best is yet to come.
Richard therefore trusts his following parable's message of faith and hope provides the peacefulness of a sunset, the promise of a sunrise to all who read it, especially during these anxious, fearful and uncertain times.
The Best is Yet to Come
They reluctantly gathered by the shoreline,
watching as she plunged into the stormy sea.
The waves swirling, as her frail bow dipped beneath their surface.
When suddenly, with one last gasp she turned toward the horizon,
becoming nothing more than a spec on the face of a setting sun.
Then someone with a catch in their voice, choking back tears whispered;
“There she goes.”
On a distant shore, another group anxiously gathered.
The sun was just rising, casting its reflection over the still waters.
When what first appeared as a dot on a faint skyline,
turned out to be the arrival of a beloved friend.
Those on shore began to jump and cheer,
as she was just as they remembered.
Then someone with joy in their voice exclaimed;
“Here she comes.”
~ Richard Lawrence Belford ~
"THE PAIN OF PARTING IS NOTHING TO THE JOY OF MEETING AGAIN” ― CHARLES DICKENS
In this life, we often leave or are left wishing we had just five more minutes, please take one of them to share this article in the hope that it not only it comforts those in grief, but further inspires others to believe; “The Best is Yet to Come!”
© 2020 Richard Lawrence Belford