A Bit of My Heart Instead of a Piece of My Mind

A friend recently posted that not all the lessons of grief are bitter.

Some are sweet.

She’s right.

I’ve learned a lot on this journey.  And one of the sweet things I’ve learned is that the best thing to offer fellow travelers is a bit of my heart instead of a piece of my mind.

a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind

We all have pet causes, pet peeves and personal opinions.  Social media makes it oh, so easy to promote them. 

That’s great.

But too often one person’s post leads to another person’s comment which leads to snarky remarks, replies and reactions.  Pretty soon what began as an exercise in free speech devolves into a free-for-all.  The only thing stopping physical blows is the distance between keyboards across the Internet.

I don’t have to make a point every time I make a comment.

I can simply scroll past that tasteless meme or sarcastic political post.

Life’s too short to be offended over every. little. thing. 


It is.  





Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

3 thoughts on “A Bit of My Heart Instead of a Piece of My Mind”

  1. I’ve given up FB “scrolling” for Lent, it does my peace of mind so much good. I am missing the group support though.
    Sending you a piece of my ❤ across the ocean xxx


  2. So many profound thoughts and insights. I thought I was the only one just quietly grieving and longing after our loss of a child. He defined the word LOVE. Everyday I get the wonderful blessing of raising his daughters who look like him, act like him and excel in all the things he loved. I never expect to be like the older me, but hearing others have my exact feelings and ongoing grief gives me hope that I am not losing my mind. In my work I also have the blessing of helping others and ministering to their needs. Thank you for opening my eyes to the idea that suffering is universal and ONLY thru Our Lord are we given the grace to endure our grief.

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