Time & Location
Oct 25, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
Online Zoom Gathering
About the Event
Dr. Ira Byock, a renowned palliative care physician, noticed common threads in his work with people at the end of life. He sums them up in his book "The Four Things That Matter Most". Each one is a statement we can claim in connection with another. This week, we focus on the fourth: "I Love You".
**Please note: this month's emails could very well end up in your spam box, as they all look vaguely like the spammy ones from royalty in far off countries asking you for your personal information. PLEASE: prevent stress by checking your inbox right after signing up: confirmation emails are sent automatically. **
One of my hospice patients was in the phase of the dying process considered "transitioning": physiological changes were taking place and she was beginning to withdraw, turning inward and shifting all focus and energy into the passage she was about to move through. It appeared her family was very supportive and kind, though I had yet to witness open expressions of love or affection. I checked in with her son in the kitchen and he tearfully shared fond memories of the times they had together. "I just love her so much", he said repeatedly. Knowing that things were changing, and fairly rapidly, I asked him if he had told her. He replied, "Well, I mean, she knows I do. Of course I do."
Perhaps this was true that she knew without hearing it. And also maybe it was true that she didn't know for sure. How do you show your love to people? What would happen if you actually told them that you loved them? Is there someone in your life you've never said the words to who just might need to hear them?
Register for a link to an optional article to get you thinking as well as the Zoom link to join.
1. To participate, choose an option below.
2. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with resources and Zoom links. Check your junk mail!!
***NOTE: Both the subject and 'sender' of the email confirmation will be "I love you... why wait to say it?***
3. I am unable to assist with technology issues or lost links once the discussion starts, so please arrive at least a few minutes early and contact me if there are any issues. Once we start, I give my full attention to the discussion.
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