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Kate Motaung grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan before spending ten years in Cape Town, South Africa. She is married to a South African and together they have three children. Kate is the author of the e-book, Letters to Grief, hosts the Five Minute Friday blog link-up, and has contributed to several other online publications. She blogs at Heading Home and can be found on Twitter @k8motaung.

If you wrote a letter to grief, what would you say? {link up opportunity}

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Kate Motaung grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan before spending ten years in Cape Town, South Africa. She is married to a South African and together they have three children. Kate is the author of the e-book, Letters to Grief, hosts the Five Minute Friday blog link-up, and has contributed to several other online publications. She blogs at Heading Home and can be found on Twitter @k8motaung.

If you wrote a letter to grief, what would you say?

Would you tell grief that you hate it, that you wish it didn’t exist, that you want it to go away?

Would you tell grief that you need it, that you’re grateful for it, that you’re glad for its reminders and memories?

Image by Katie Reid, echoesofmyheart.com, Twitter: @ImprintsKatie

Image by Katie Reid, echoesofmyheart.com, Twitter: @ImprintsKatie

In my new e-book, Letters to Grief, I use eight different metaphors to describe grief, including water, the earth, the moon, and music.

Image by Katie Reid, echoesofmyheart.com, Twitter: @ImprintsKatie

Image by Katie Reid, echoesofmyheart.com, Twitter: @ImprintsKatie

What would you compare it to?

Letters to Grief - Final cover

This is your chance to put your thoughts about grief into words.

On Monday, December 22nd, I’ll be hosting a special edition Letters to Grief link-up.

To participate, write your own letter to grief and post it on your blog. Then visit katemotaung.com on Monday, December 22nd and link up your post.

If you don’t have a blog, feel free to leave your letter in the comments of next Monday’s post at katemotaung.com. 

Your letter can be as long or as short as you’d like it to be. Most of the letters I wrote in my e-book are only about 300-500 words, but feel free to make yours longer or shorter.

One entry will be chosen and featured on this blog on Monday, January 5th.

The holidays can be a particularly hard time for those who are grieving. Sometimes writing can be a very therapeutic tool for those struggling with grief and sorrow.

If you know someone who might benefit from this exercise, won’t you share this post with them?

Here’s a sample letter, if you have no idea where to start. And I adore this powerful post by Alia, called An Open Letter to Remembered Grief.

If you haven’t downloaded a copy of Letters to Grief yet, you can get it for just $0.99 on Amazon by clicking here. (And you don’t have to have a Kindle. Free Kindle reading apps are available here.)

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