If you live long enough, eventually your heart will break. This study will guide you through the storm.
This study is a companion to Green Hearts, by Jeff Bumgardner and Dr. Stephen Cutchins. The book was written in response to the tragic and sudden death of Jeff’s ten-year old daughter, Ella.
Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters. — M. Scott Peck
In this world you will have trouble. — Jesus
Grief is itself a medicine. William Cowper
The only cure for grief is action. George Henry Lewes
Everyone can master a grief but he that has it. William Shakespeare
Grief once told brings somewhat back of peace. W. Morris
Great souls suffer in silence. F. von Schiller
Light griefs can speak; but deeper ones are dumb. Latin proverb
There is no grief which time does not lessen. Latin proverb
Do not rejoice at my grief, for when mine is old, yours will be new. Spanish proverb
He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it. Turkish proverb
There is no grief like the grief that does not speak. Henry W. Longfellow
Bob Phillips, Phillips’ Book of Great Thoughts and Funny Sayings: A Stupendous Collection of Quotes, Quips, Epigrams, Witticisms, and Humorous Comments. For Personal Enjoyment and Ready Reference (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1993), 148–149.