ThePeopleAlchemist Edit: #SmashYourCeiling, change starts from within – Business & Lifestyle Experimentation for #TheWomanAlchemist – United in grief
Yesterday I started to share with you my immediate thoughts following the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and all related events last week. My first thought was to show your love to the people who are dearest to you. Looking at the distraught faces of the Royal Family in the last ten days and especially yesterday, we could all see and feel their pain. I am sure that they all thought they had more time, far more time with their beloved mother and grandmother. But it was not to be. Go and hug them; I can wait … Go on …
UNITED IN GRIEF
Following on that thought, the next thing that comes to my mind is how important for families to be united, especially in grief. This is not a post about Harry and Meghan and the rift between them and the Royal Family. Quite frankly, none of my business.
It is about understanding that tomorrow might never come, and the best thing, if you do not live with regrets and anger, is always forgiveness.
Queen Elizabeth’s desire to forgive is an example. We can all learn about healing family rifts from her actions and sensitivity.
In May 2011, she visited what is now the Republic of Ireland, the first visit by a British monarch for over a century and the culmination of the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, restoring home rule to Northern Ireland and ending decades of bloody conflict.
But this was not just a visit from a Head of State; for her, it was a personal milestone. In 1979 the Irish Republican Army killed Lord Louis Mountbatten, a beloved member of her family, the uncle of her husband and Charles’s godfather.
Nevertheless, she was determined to make the trip, mainly motivated by her Christian faith and duty to reconcile the alienated, to be a healer of the rift.
In her 2011 Christmas broadcast, she said:
“God sent into the world a unique person—neither a philosopher nor a general (important though they are)—but a Saviour, with the power to forgive. Forgiveness lies at the heart of the Christian faith. It can heal broken families, it can restore friendships, and can reconcile divided communities. It is in forgiveness that we feel the power of God’s love.”
Nothing more to say; she said it all.
See you tomorrow x