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Wedding Anniversary Random Acts of Kindness

One of our members started a tradition in Widowed Village that you're invited to participate in. Join eliana in marking your wedding anniversary by performing Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs).

If you're inspired to participate, please RSVP on the event page with the number of acts you will complete in honor of your special day.  

Here's a  link to the event:  Wedding Anniversary RAKs

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Please add your special dates to our new Forum discussions to honor and recognize your wedding anniversaries, birthdays, dates of your loss. We currently have them posted for July, August & September and will add the following months as they approach.  Click month to go to that page:     JULY    AUGUST    SEPTEMBER

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We welcome your feedback and are happy to answer any questions you may have.  You can reach us by email at or by posting a comment in the Help Forum here in Widowed Village.

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Sad One replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion What is the most insensitive thing someone has said to you about your loss?
"Am not sure this falls in the insensitive category, but the strangest thing happened to me this past saturday night, and so am here to ask for "advice" on what to do if this happens again. Ok, so my step-daughter and her husband and kids…"
38 minutes ago
Callie2 commented on Miss M's blog post The long, slow, sweet good-bye
"What a lovely, inspirational blog. As devastating as such a great loss can be, we seem to learn a lot from the experience. True love is a wonderful gift, more valuable than any material thing we can imagine. Parting is so very difficult, whether we…"
39 minutes ago
Slick commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2011
"Oh Sad those words "it isn't supposed to be like this" ring in my mind....I said it often and no one heard me.....I still say it...although I am starting to move forward in whatever ways I can....not a real interesting…"
58 minutes ago
Sad One commented on Soaring Spirits's group Widowed in 2011
"Hello Joey62244, I know its hard everyday and especially anniversaries of some sort. Times to reflect. Times to honor that special loved one. Trying to make sense of it all through the fogginess. Sending you hugs and peace."
1 hour ago


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