It goes without question that loss is a part of life. There are times we experience loss in ways we never imagined – a loved one dying before their time, a miscarriage, a relationship that doesn’t last. We ache, we hurt, we hope for better days ahead.
We forget that while loss is a part of life, loss also teaches us in the process. It teaches us to hold on a little tighter, to fight with each other less, and to savor each precious moment more. It teaches us to look for the best, set differences aside, and live in the present.
Loss is not something anyone desires to experience. It’s not something we find joy in, but it is a part of life that, if we let it, can teach us how to love those around us in an even deeper way than we ever thought possible.
When loss takes place, it usually cannot be reversed. But if we learn to embrace it in a way that helps us heal and helps us better love those around us, it can give loss a little more meaning.
The loss you’ve experienced in the past doesn’t need to be in vain. Allow yourself to feel the pain of it, just enough that you begin to dig deeper in search of more. You can love and be loved in more than the shallow way that Hollywood and our culture portrays.
There’s no denying that deep love brings with it deep loss at some point, as the cycle of life continues. But I would rather know true, deep, genuine, lifelong love, than to never hurt and never ache and never know how deep love can truly go.
It’s time to take the leap of faith, reader. Join me?