Grief makes grievers feel like they don't have choices. And, it can also be difficult to bring yourself to take a chance on something or someone. In this episode, I explore choice and chance with Larry.
Larry shares his stories of loss, focusing on a short-term love that touched his heart and life deeply, leaving a lasting impact. He shares the wisdom that came from that love experience with Gayle in his book, 126 Days, 11 Minutes: Our Love Story .
"I wrote this story as a tribute to Gayle's extraordinary courage and embrace of life. I encourage all of the Gayles and Larrys out there who may be afraid to love to reconsider. Life is meant to be lived and loved in the now, not in the yesterdays or tomorrows."
Also through this episode, he shares other lessons he's taken from his other losses, which include a tragic car accident that killed his aunt and older sister, leaving him as the sole survivor when he was 21.
We all can feel hope for the future, knowing that every one of us has been given the gift of the ability to choose. After listening to today's episode, reflect on the choices you've made that made the most impact. Perhaps there are even defining moments that changed the trajectory of your life, too?
If you or anyone you know is struggling with grief due to any of the 40+ losses, there are free resources available HERE.
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