By Amber Jacoby, Memory Beads Facilitator
Girl Scouts who share their courage, confidence, and character to those who are grieving makes the world a better place.
The partnership between Girls Scouts of Southern AZ and TuNidito through the Memory Beads Patch builds a future assuring no child will have to grieve alone.
When confident girls have the courage and training to recognize when someone is struggling with grief they can make a significant difference in the course of that person’s life.
Imagine a young person feeling lost in their feelings of grief. Feeling isolated and afraid, maybe shutting down or lashing out because they are misunderstood, being ignored or tragically being bullied simply because someone in their life has died. Unfortunately this occurs every day in schools and social groups around the world.
Now, image someone reaching out to that person instead of turning away because they don’t know what to do or say. Someone, who is just like them offering comfort, hope and a willingness to sit with them in their grief; accepting them just as they are. Someone simply offering a little time to hold their hand and to quietly listen. It would make a world of difference to that grieving person.
This grieving person is still the same person they have always been. They are now just trying to come to terms with the new reality of their life. This takes a little time. The act of this kindness and...