LOVE AND DEATH
Today has been one of those days. It started out like any other Thursday with my morning coffee, news and of course, Facebook. As soon as I started scrolling, what did I see? Numerous posts from people who are hurting, loved ones who are sick, loved ones who have passed on and the immense amount of love that still exists in the world.
It’s never fun to learn via Facebook, that a family member has died. That’s exactly what happened to me this morning. I found out that my great uncle passed away yesterday. Although I wasn’t close to him, I do have fond memories of him as a young child. I feel sad for his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a great man and he did so much to help my dad who is a fellow Navy veteran.
Then I saw another post from a blogger friend asking for prayers for her friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. I took the 5 minutes to watch the video that had been shared and realized that this particular woman that was diagnosed with cancer had one of the greatest attitudes I’d ever seen. I have no doubt that she will fight cancer and win!
Then I saw another, a friend that just lost his mother. And another…a young woman who is at the moment, losing her grandmother.
It saddens me that so many people are hurting right now. For it wasn’t long ago when our family was struggling with the notion that we would be saying good-bye to my beautiful mother-in-law. It will be a year in July. There isn’t a day that doesn’t go by that I don’t think about her or wish I could just talk to her.
I see so much negativity and drama on Facebook throughout my day, that I wonder if there are any good people left in the world. You know what? There are. I see it when someone is going through something painful, when a loved one dies or when new life enters the world. People come together to support and yes, even celebrate. For those who are struggling today, you are not alone, and you are loved.
For those who aren’t struggling: Be the light to someone who is. Lift them up, support them, listen and love.
Love and Hugs,