In the days that have covered just the past week I have seen much loss.
A co-worker that lost his long time Step-Father
A long time friend that lost her Mother.
A co-worker that lost his Father In Law.
A co-worker of Lisa’s who lost her Mother.
A sweet young friend that just today had to euthanize her childhood pet.
Be it a Wife, Mother, Friend or family pet, grief and loss sucks. My young friend, whom seems intelligent beyond her age very wisely stated, “life is hard and death is a part of it”.
While that may be true, life can also be grand. It can be amusing, exciting, spontaneous and filled with wonderful people that you love and love you. It’s really hard to see it that way sometimes when you are wrapped in grief and loss. It’s there even if you have to dig deep to find it. And sometimes just when you think you have the hang of it, you don’t.
So, for me tonight, I think the important thing is to enjoy those around you. Drink them up and keep them close. See them often and go out of your way to do so. Kiss your wife with passion, hold your children close and be sure to scratch that pet behind the ear when you walk past them.
That is, of course, unless your family pet is a python or a tarantula. Yuck!!