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We invite you to act on the things you have been reading and to discover the difference that acting makes in your healing.

Below are a list of readings that each have specific questions to ponder and journal about.  After you have completed the readings and the questions, we invite you to try one of the challenges.  Keep track of your progress and then use the link to post back about your experience either on the forum or in the comment section of the related blog post. As you LEARN, ACT and SHARE your experiences you will find growth and healing in the process. Be patient with yourself.  Move forward at the pace that you and your circumstances allow, but try to do a little everyday and you will find relief from the pain of your grief.

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LEARN: Read Post- Don’t Miss Out on the Beauty of Your LifeI’m the Lucky oneThankfulHappy Ever After

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

1. How can focusing on what we have instead of what is lacking help you deal with grief?

Challenge: This week try looking for the beauty in your life.  Appreciate what you have been given instead of focusing on what was taken from you, or the things you want that have not yet come.  Allow yourself to find happiness during times of trial by seeing the beautiful life you have been given. Write your thoughts in your journal

SHARE: your experience

LEARN: Read Post- How Do You Give Thanks in All Things?Remaining Committed to Your Faith During Times of Trials

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

2. How can you be grateful for your trials?  What things have they taught you or could they teach you?  In what ways have you become better or could you become better?

Challenge: Reflect on these questions and journal your thoughts.  Make a plan to look for ways to be grateful for what you are learning during the next 3 weeks.  Write about those in your journal. How has focusing on gratitude helped your daily attitude about life?

SHARE: your experience

LEARN: Read Post- Tender Mercies

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

3. What tender mercies do you see in your life? How can you better record them and help your children to see those blessings?

Challenge: Keep a individual or family daily record of the tender mercies you see in your life or your family’s life for 3 weeks. How does doing this help you deal with your trials

SHARE: your experience

 

LEARN: Read Post- Easier to Appreciate the Sacrifice When You Understand the LossGetting back to feelin’ good

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

4.  What are you grateful for today?

Challenge: Everyday for three weeks write down at least one thing you are grateful for.  After the three weeks share how this has changed your perspective. (Check out what Jensen did on a day she was really struggling)

SHARE: your experience