"A Mourning Moment" By Bob Willis
Most sporting events have them...some more evident than others. Cheerleaders have the role of creating excitement among the fans to urge teams to play their best. It is important to have "cheerleaders" in life. Can you identify your "cheerleader"? That person is one who encourages you, supports you, and believes in you. Your "cheerleader" wants the very best for you
When our hospice team members entered into the home of a terminally ill patient, we tried to identify the "cheerleader" in the family. If the "cheerleader" was the patient, it could be a high maintenance care situation. The family was always depending upon the "cheerleader", now this person was losing their ability to fulfill that role.
If the "cheerleader" was seated next to the bed, if they were providing care to the patient, the home situation was usually more peaceful. The "cheerleader" would be trying to hold the family together at a difficult time. Regardless of your life situation, you need a "cheerleader". It may be that person you can talk with when your world is crashing down around you. It may be that person who accepts you unconditionally and will not judge you.
Locate your cheerleader, build that relationship. Start with one person and grow your team of CHEERLEADERS. You will be blessed.
Bob Willis, author
"A Guide for Grievers"
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