|Me with our dog, Maddie. We lost her last year.|
Pick a person. Any person.
Have their name in mind?
Now, consider what they recently lost. It could be a job, a family member, a pet or a home. They may have experienced a miscarriage. Perhaps they are staring the empty nest in the face. Their beloved co-worker may have retired or transferred. The office will never be the same. It could be something as simple as their daily routine being lost. There is the loss of the familiar and comforting rhythm of the day. Perhaps the worst losses are sudden ones.
Everybody is facing a loss of some kind. And it's hard. Life is filled with loss after loss.
I know there are gains.
And yet there are still losses.
You say..."Well, don't focus on the losses...be positive." We need to be positive and at the same time losses still have to be processed. If we don't handle them right we can actually get sick in more ways than one.
Be kind. Everybody out there is losing something and it hurts.
Proceed today with the understanding that the whole world needs hugs and lots of them.