The first half of this year has gone by in the blink of an eye. And within a short crazy month of June, I’ve heard and experienced more losses than I wanted to.
I’m taking a moment in this post to acknowledge all the losses of this year, family and friends. If you have experienced one (or more) yourself, I’m sorry, and I’m sending you love.
A lot of us are tempted to ask the question WHY when we experience a loss in our lives. Why did they leave so soon? Why now? Why that person?
So many whys… and so few answers.
To answer the why, we are forced to look at some things we may not see otherwise. We can choose to get stuck in the why, or we can choose answers that can help us be more connected to life.
Here’s how I answer my why:
- Because sometimes it take something this big for us to see what’s important in life.
- Because sometimes it takes losing someone we love for us to shift our priorities and cherish the moments we have with the people we care about the most.
- Because sometimes it takes something tragic, for us to focus on the beauty instead of everything we can complain about.
- Because sometimes it takes something so real for us to see who are truly our friends and soul family.
- Because sometimes it takes something we can’t stuff away for us grow, and appreciate the life we have.
- Because sometimes it takes so much sadness for us to see the joy in life, and what makes life worth living.
In memory of grandma, Katie, and Greg. Because it takes something like this, for us to feel your presence, everywhere, at every moment.