“Should I go?” “Yes, I probably should go.” “Should I go?” “Oh, I don’t know.” “If I don’t go, I will probably feel guilty and wish I would have gone.” “If I go, Lee will probably not even remember me.”

We have all had this kind of mental debate especially when there is a situation beckoning us which is uncomfortable. This was Jim Cousin’s struggle.  He read in the obituaries that a former co-worker’s husband had died.  Many years ago, the recently widowed Lee had worked for Jim and he had greatly valued her and her work.

Jim went to the visitation and Lee greeted him with a smile and a hug. Later he received the following note:  “Jim, seeing you at the funeral home was the only bright moment of that day.  We often don’t realize how much we impact another person’s life.  Thank you and please call to let me know when you will be in town so we can have lunch.  Lee”

Jim was very glad that he chose “to go” and be there.

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder is the founder of the Wisdom of the Wounded ministry. She lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband Larry.


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