So what was the original Grief Club?
Until recently, The Grief Club was simply a collection of random writings from our visitors to Yourspace and Theirspace. For a donation to the website of $10, private access to this wealth of wisdom and solace was provided. It was very popular, and we had many donations from it to keep the site going. We always had a plan to expand The Grief Club into a full-blown Grief Forum, newsletter, and access to the writings or quotes, which we now call "Pearls from the Forums".
We are pleased to announce that very soon, the new expanded Grief Club will open up to memberships. Please return to the website often, as for a limited time, lifetime membership in The Grief Club will be free of charge!
This informational box explains everything a little better:
So now you are probably getting a good idea of what "the Grief Club" is all about. It is a brotherhood (or sisterhood) of grieving souls who have been thrown together by tragic circumstances. We asked them to write in order to help ease their pain, and write, they did.…
As time went on, we began to realize how important these random writings were. And although you could actually access all of them within the pages of Theirspace and Yourspace, we felt there had to be a better way to utilize this amazing body of wisdom. What if we pulled out the best, most profound, most useful and interesting "grief quotes", and grouped them into categories? Groupings that make them easier to access when needed? Well, that's what we did...
I have heard from several site visitors that one of the best coping mechanisms they found was to have something they could cling to in the storm.… a thought, a quote, a psalm or a strategy. We have amassed here a huge collection from which you can choose for yourself.
As I combed through the submissions, looking for
appropriate quotes and thoughts, I was blown away by the depth and breadth of
wisdom I found there. May you find much comfort and help by reading these words
submitted by your fellow sufferers in The Grief Club.
I just know that in this collection, you will find the perfect thing to latch onto. Just the right thought, catchphrase or comforting mantra to help you get through your darkest days.
And here are the categories:
In the Pearls from the Forums pages, you will find pain,
fear, tragedy and much sorrow. You will be sad. You will have some "ah-hah!"
moments. You will find comfort in reading thoughts you would swear came straight
from your own brain! And, most importantly, you'll also find intertwined in
words a message… a clear message of hope and healing for the future.
GRIEF CLUB MEMBERSHIP
For a short time, as we transition to the new Grief Club
and Forum, you cannot access Pearls from the Forums. However, permanent membership to
The Grief Club is going to open up soon, and will initially be free of charge!
So make sure to check back often, and grab your free lifetime membership to the
Grief Club as soon as it is available.
Just watch for a NavBar link on the left that says "The Grief Club". It will appear in the next few weeks.
We know that you will find much comfort and wisdom from this special club and as always, wish you the best of luck in your own bereavement journey.