Yesterday was a difficult day. Funerals are always difficult. I don’t know how people that are in the mortuary service do it day-to-day. Death is inevitable… Frankly, it is very grim to me. Losing the people we love and losing the people we know; it scares the most of us. I feel sadness at a loss of somebody even if I hardly knew them. I can only imagine the pain from the loss of someone I have been close with and/or have known a long time.
Often times people die on not-so-good terms with their loved ones, or they wish they would have spent more time with them, or should have said that they loved and cared about them more… Or even if it was a friend or even an aquaintance… It’s always good to let people know you’re thinking about them.
I can’t say much about grieving because I have not experienced enough of it to put anything… but I can definitely feel it when I think about losing the people I hold dear to my heart. I do know that people grieve at their own pace and in their own ways. Take all the time that you need and surround yourself with good company. You do the best that you can and keep yourself positive.
Embrace your loved ones while you have the chance. Tell your friends and family you care about them, or even better! Show them! Even the littlest gestures go a long way. Especially with the current holiday season, it’s the best time to express that we care. Though, we should do that all the time!
Never take the simple moments of life for granted.
“Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”
“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”