Monday, October 4, 2021

Wisdom of Widows

This following little story has been around for a few years but I just came across it yesterday. It shows the wisdom that widows can share. The world needs to know! And sometimes widows need to hear it too. Not because we're not grieving enough, but rather because we still have people in our life who we can love. Don''t waste your sorrows, my friends. Love much! Make some "chili" for the people who are still with you today. Life is precious, they are precious, and so are you. ❤, ferree

 Make the Chili

A good friend of mine unexpectedly lost her husband. A couple of months later we were going for a run together, chatting about nothing. She asked me what my dinner plans were. I told her my hubby wanted chili, but I didn’t feel like stopping at the store. We ran on for a few more minutes when she quietly said, “make the chili."

It took me a few minutes to realize we were no longer taking about dinner. It was about going out of your way to do something for someone you love because at any moment, they could unexpectedly be taken from you.

So today, I’m sharing with you the wisdom handed to me by my dear friend. I’ve thought of it many times since that day. The next time someone you love wants you to go for a walk, watch some football or play a board game, just put your phone down and give them your undivided attention. Just do it. Make the chili. 

By Pam Berg) 

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