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Our New Year's Tradition

Each year our community shares a tradition of choosing one word that reflects our intentions for the coming year.  Would you like to join us?  What do you want to add to your life in 2016?

Choose a word that represents one intangible thing that would improve your life. As 2015 becomes 2016 hold tight to this word, and step into the year ahead.

Soaring Spirits has chosen the word REACH to represent our intention to reach out to even more widowed men and women in 2016 through our innovative and hopeful programs.

Know that as you enter 2016, you have a community of people behind and beside you.

We are in this together. 

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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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Bonnie commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"Jim, very best wishes to you as you prepare for a move which sounds like it will be very good for you in so many ways. I don't feel that I can sell my house right now so I am trying to find ways to just change it a bit as I can. I am finding it…"
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Jim commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"Hi Bonnie.  The Epitaph my wife wanted on her gravestone, she told me, a long time ago, is:  She Loved Life.  I think of her now and already am shedding some tears over my loss of her.  Nevertheless, I find myself thinking about…"
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judy commented on Soaring Spirits's group Long-Term Illness
"I too will regret that I was not there also.  I was there the day and night before - and thought that he would be going into rehab 2 days later.  But I guess he didn't want me to see him that way.  "
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