thought about writing on the topic of grief this afternoon before I learned the news of the most recent school shooting. Hearing of the news of the shooting in Florida today reminds us that so many people are grieving every day. It's horrifying to hear of such news, and the tragedy reminds us that each day we live is a sweet blessing. Our hearts break for those affected by the senseless violence. Some of us grieve sudden and unexpected losses, similar to the one in the news today in Florida, and others grieve over time as loved ones suffer from a terminal illness or fragility from old age.
Identifiable stages of grief include; denial, anger, deep sadness or depression, bargaining, and acceptance.