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Old May 14th, 2012, 16:54
cal821 cal821 is offline
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I wanted to share this... Though it is not mine.. I really wish I had been that insightful to have written it myself.



Tear Soup – a recipe for healing after loss


Helpful ingredients to consider:
• A pot full of tears

• One heart willing to be broken open

• A dash of bitters

• A bunch of good friends

• Many handfuls of comfort food

• A lot of patience

• Buckets of water to replace the tears

• Plenty of exercise

• A variety of helpful reading material

• Enough self care

• Season with memories

• Optional: one good therapist and/or support group

Directions:
Choose the size pot that fits your loss. It’s okay to increase pot size if you miscalculated. Combine ingredients. Set the temperature for a moderate heat. Cooking times will vary depending on the ingredients needed. Strong flavors will mellow over time. Stir often. Cook no longer than you need to.

Suggestions:
• Be creative

• Trust your instincts

• Cry when you want to, laugh when you can

• Freeze some soup to use as a starter for next time

• Keep your own soup-making journal so you won’t forget.

Serves:
One

Recipe for Tear Soup
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Memory can only tell us what we were,
in the company of those we loved;
it cannot help us find what each of us, alone, must now become.
Yet no person is really alone;
those who live no more echo still within our thoughts and words,
and what they did has become woven into what we are.

I wish you peace and a level path on your journey...

Cal821

Last edited by cal821 : May 14th, 2012 at 17:30.
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Old May 14th, 2012, 17:10
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I wanted to share this... Though it is not mine.. I really wish I had been that insightful to have written it myself.



Tear Soup – a recipe for healing after loss
Helpful ingredients to consider:

• A pot full of tears

• One heart willing to be broken open

• A dash of bitters

• A bunch of good friends

• Many handfuls of comfort food

• A lot of patience

• Buckets of water to replace the tears

• Plenty of exercise

• A variety of helpful reading material

• Enough self care

• Season with memories

• Optional: one good therapist and/or support group

Directions:
Choose the size pot that fits your loss. It’s okay to increase pot size if you miscalculated. Combine ingredients. Set the temperature for a moderate heat. Cooking times will vary depending on the ingredients needed. Strong flavors will mellow over time. Stir often. Cook no longer than you need to.

Suggestions:
• Be creative

• Trust your instincts

• Cry when you want to, laugh when you can

• Freeze some soup to use as a starter for next time

• Keep your own soup-making journal so you won’t forget.

Serves:
One

Recipe for Tear Soup

hello dave, like this, so true. where do you find these things? chrissie. xx
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Old May 14th, 2012, 17:22
cal821 cal821 is offline
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hello dave, like this, so true. where do you find these things? chrissie. xx
Hi Chrissie, over the years since I lost Tammy.. I spent many years researching, searching .. looking for answers.. Over those years I absorbed and collected a lot of knowledge and teachngs on many different things in regards to life.. death.. grief.. mourning... and ultimately recovery... I was feverishly looking for anything to ease the pain of my loss of Tammy...This was something I came across not long after my wife's passing.. I'm trying to remember where I came across it,,, It hit home with me then as it still does now.... So I thought I would share.. I will try to post more...



Thank you for your comments

Dave ( cal821 )
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Memory can only tell us what we were,
in the company of those we loved;
it cannot help us find what each of us, alone, must now become.
Yet no person is really alone;
those who live no more echo still within our thoughts and words,
and what they did has become woven into what we are.

I wish you peace and a level path on your journey...

Cal821
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Old June 1st, 2012, 21:22
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I like it- will print it out tomorrow- thanks for sharing
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 08:46
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Bump to the top for re-read
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Memory can only tell us what we were,
in the company of those we loved;
it cannot help us find what each of us, alone, must now become.
Yet no person is really alone;
those who live no more echo still within our thoughts and words,
and what they did has become woven into what we are.

I wish you peace and a level path on your journey...

Cal821
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Old July 22nd, 2015, 23:57
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bump up for a re-read
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Memory can only tell us what we were,
in the company of those we loved;
it cannot help us find what each of us, alone, must now become.
Yet no person is really alone;
those who live no more echo still within our thoughts and words,
and what they did has become woven into what we are.

I wish you peace and a level path on your journey...

Cal821
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