Seven years ago, I walked in this church (site of local Grief Coalition) to listen and learn how to survive the holidays. On Thursday, I arrived as the speaker on creative coping mechanisms. I met many inspiring people as well as several in shock from August losses...and I'm still struggling to find the words to convey the blessing it was to share my story, my books, and hear their warm feedback. Many thanked me for my honesty - as it validated them and the darkest days that few want to discuss out loud (things like suicidal thoughts). And several told me they were going to break dishes tonight and try the mosaic process (my recommendation for anger). What an unforgettable day!