How loss serves as a important reminder about life.
Within the last past 2 months I know about 8 people who have passed close to me. We all know that one day we will all pass away but dealing with loss is never easy. The empty void that our hearts feel seems so deep that for some people it feels like they will never get over it. Thankfully time heals our heart as we keep the precious memories that we once shared with those we have loss.
This why I started LIVE365. When I loss my main man (my dad) I too suffered a deep loss. A void that will never be filled but I've decided to remember all the good times we shared and all the wisdom and love he poured into me. That is what keeps me going and smiling because believe it or not he is still with me. I'm not just saying this...I feel him with me. So for those that have loss someone, know that their troubles are over and they are resting in peace watching over you.
I want you to take the time to heal but never lose sight that you are still here and for
a reason. I want you to realize just how precious and delicate life is so that you can be extremely grateful for everyday you are alive! Life is a gift and most of us take it for granted. We don't know what the other side of life (death) looks like, so why not enjoy what you do know and that's the fact that life happening right now! Today and everyday moving forward, love on people, be kind and live your life like it's your last. Stop arguing, being bitter and letting people control the way you desire to live. Stop sweating the small stuff and just LIVE!
I am a fan of the Founder & CEO Arianna Huffington of Thrive Global. She also owns The Huffington Post and she highly promotes awareness, balance as well as business. I wanted to share this article from the Thrive community about grief.
Remembering those we have lost is not an easy thing. Grief is not a linear process and in many ways, you may never truly get over the loss of someone important in your life. But hopefully, you can slowly learn to live with that loss and cherish the memory of your loved one.
Loss can also serve as an important reminder to celebrate the people who are still in our lives, by expressing gratitude for those close to you or reaching out to others you have lost touch with.
This Memorial Day weekend, we want to know: How do you honor those who have passed away and, in turn, learn to better appreciate the special people you still have time with?
Here are some prompts to consider:
Whether it’s a place you go to reflect, a book you read, or some other activity, what is your favorite way to remember someone special who has passed away? How do you keep the memory of your deceased loved ones alive?
What do you wish you could say to someone you lost?
Think of someone especially important in your life. What do you appreciate about them and how could you show them how much you care today?
How do you demonstrate how much you value the significant people in your life?
How do you celebrate and memorialize the veterans in your life who have passed away?
“What are some ways you've been able to deal with loss and the ability to move on?”
Here's to living your life on purpose!