What a wonderful article written by Diane Langley in the Sept. 2, Lifestyle section. I think it's a "must read" article for everyone that at sometime in their life they too will experience "A Hole Inside."
The hole can be triggered by a great loss of a loved one, a broken romance, loss of a job, financial crisis. or many things. This time of year brings a focus on problems that occur in schools for employees and students.
Many times the transition back to a kind of normalcy is harder for some than others.
Yes, anniversary dates do trigger uncomfortable responses. Christmas time, birthdays and other dates. To me, Penn State football season brings many memories. I must admit, I am not a football fan. Someone once asked me if I liked Penn State and I said I love it. My husband was a great Penn State fan and I went shopping all day, no questions asked! Yes, I still go shopping but Penn State season triggers many memories.
In her article Diane mentioned "a new normal". It does take time and often the process is slow.
Sometimes letting go of something and starting new experiences can help heal the void. Having a close family and group of friends is truly a Godsend. To me, being a volunteer in different capacities is self rewarding.
There are many local agencies that need and welcome volunteers, meals on wheels, our own wonderful library, schools and senior centers are just a few. Also, it is a way to help someone else fill the hole in their life.
Thank you, Diane, for a wonderful article. It indeed touched my heart.
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom