Sunday Inspiration: Grief

“Grief is like the wake behind a boat.
It starts out as a huge wave that follows close behind you
and is big enough to swamp and drown you
if you suddenly stop moving forward.
But if you do keep moving,
the big wake will eventually dissipate.
And after a long time,
the waters of your life get calm again,
and that is when the memories of those
who have left begin to shine as bright and as
enduring as the stars above.
– Jimmy Buffett


  1. Kathleen O on September 17, 2023 at 7:49 am

    So well said Jimmy Buffet. Thanks for sharing Emily!

  2. Kathy on September 17, 2023 at 8:46 am


  3. Coelle Baskel on September 17, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Such a beautiful description and hitting the ‘mark’….thanks for posting!

  4. Delores on September 17, 2023 at 9:45 am

    Sometimes it is easier than others to see those calming waters. Everyone, in their own time!

  5. Nancy Lepri on September 17, 2023 at 9:58 am

    So true. RIP Jimmy!

  6. Terry Guerra on September 18, 2023 at 4:05 am

    Love this. Thanks for sharing, Emilie. 🧡

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