When you have just lost a loved one, recovery will be the last thing on your mind. The possibility of finding joy in life again, enjoying the simple pleasures that life brings, moving on, and focusing on work and your ambitions will sound impossible and maybe even cruel. You may feel like suffering through the rest of your life if only to pay the price for your living while a loved one is dead. You may even stop eating well or taking care of yourself, just to find a way to speed up the process of going to join them in death. Yet you need to recover and move on. Following the path of recovery can lead to personal growth, excellence, and after a while, you will find yourself being happy again. Loss and its attendant emotions will change you. Things can never be the same way it was before you suffered a loss, but rather than allow it take you down the downward spiral of depression and coping with drugs, you can make a decision to use it to enhance your personal growth. It is possible for the process of recovering from a loss to lead to more happiness. This is because experiencing a loss gives us a new appreciation for the things we've always taken for granted. The bite of wind that used to be an inconvenience becomes an affirmation of life; you begin to take time to smell the roses (literally) and enjoy the scents of life. This book provides an ultimate guide for recovery— a short note for developing hope amidst the emptiness.