A compass is an instrument used for navigation and orientation on the earth. The compass needle aligns with the earth's magnetic field direction and points North-South. It was invented in China between the 2nd century BC and the 1st century AD. Even today, a compass is often used and valued to give directions.
But, there is another "compass" that has great value to anyone on the grief journey. There will be times we need an "emotional compass".
This is som...eone who can set us straight when we begin to wander or stray from the best course in life.
Our "emotional compass" may guide us with gentle words of acceptance and love. They may show patience like no one else. They never seem to tire of the constant emotional outbursts, even the times of anger, that grief may bring.
Our "emotional compass" will let us vent frustrations and feelings. They will give us freedom to be real...to be normal in our grief.
Our "emotional compass" will have a name. Take time to thank them for giving you direction when you could not decide where to step. Just as a physical compass is used to determine direction, our "emotional compass" is a valuable tool during times of loss.
They will help "keep us straight" in life. 🙏🙏⚘⚘
Bob Willis, author
"A Guide for Grievers"
"JESUS: The CRUCIFIED CAREGIVER"