In recent months I have several occasions where I have had to deal with different degrees of sadness and personal loss. I know that we all, as humans, go through times like this. I thought my topic today could address some of these difficult times
The first is loss and in this case, has combined with disappointment. I have a couple of relationships in my life that are no longer what I thought they were. I realize people change, sometimes we drift apart as life takes a turn.
The second is aging and illness. My mom and Dad warned me, years ago, that when you reach a certain age, chronic illness and ultimately death reaches you and your friends and family. I still was not prepared. I have been to a number of funerals, mostly people my age and older, but some were shockingly young. Often it has been unexpected, so all the sadder. Reunions are like that. Every five years the group gets smaller and the look of aging is much more prominent ( present company excepted).
This brings me to my point today. How do we cope with it all? I know people who dwell on all of this and who constantly bring up the past and the good
Here is the thing. I want to be in the second group and be grateful I am still around to appreciate a new day even when often surrounded by loss and sadness. The people around you are better off and whatever time you have left here on E
‘Till next time, I challenge you, every night, to think of at least two blessings of the day (even though small). And every morning look forward to two things, again, no matter how small. I did not say it would be easy but that is my plan. How about you?