Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014
It’s hard to lose someone you love and for some, it’s even harder to try and continue life without them. My grandfather always says, “We were born to die, so enjoy life while you can.” While that’s actually a pretty scary thought, he’s right. There are some things in life we have no control of and when we die is one of them.
We do have the choice to live our lives without regret, however. Certainly there can be pain, challenges, and maybe even a little drama here and there; but there can also be laughter, growth, love and happiness-it all depends on you and how you choose to live your life. I had a conversation recently with someone who lost a close relative to death. This person is still hurt by the loss and now refuses to get close to anyone else due to the fear of losing them. Unfortunately, one of the harsh realities of life is that we will all lose someone at some point. Another reality is that we also have the opportunity to enjoy and support the people in our lives. Yes, we will have hard times and we will have triumphs but before we leave this earth, we have the choice to live life to the fullest-to challenge ourselves, laugh, love, move forward and LIVE.
They say things happen for a reason and I believe that. Granted, we may not always know or understand the reason certain things happen, but please don’t let that be an excuse to hinder our existence. Learning and growing is as much a part of the cycle of life as death. And while we don’t know when we will leave this earth, we certainly can know what we will do while we are here. Don’t let fear paralyze you from living your life or pursuing a goal or even letting that special someone into your life.
So, it’s okay to grieve lost loved ones but it’s also okay to move forward. I can’t promise you much, but I promise you won’t regret it.Owner Of A Lonely Heart: Learning To Let Go Of Past Hurt