Links We Like: December 13, 2013

| By Jodi Horton

It’s always nice to read a story about how hospice care was able to help a family more than once. Often, after the first experience, the family is more knowledgable and more prepared, and the hospice is able to assist even more and for a longer period of time. That was the case for the family in this article, whose mom was cared for by hospice for three days, and whose dad was cared for by hospice for nine months. Read more: Understanding Hospice — And Then, When the Time is Right, Embracing It

Everybody assumes that death must be filled only with sadness, but the truth is the dying time can be a period filled with a multitude of emotions. This brother and sister found that they could experience joy and laughter and togetherness even as her brother was dying. Read more: Laughing at Death

We shared this video earlier this week on our Facebook page because we believe in messages of living life, fulfilling dreams, and finding happiness. In this video, David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar, shares how gratefulness leads to happiness. Watch now: Want to be happy? Be grateful

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