Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Lessons of Loss!
Life is one big lesson. Every corner along the path provides an opportunity for personal growth and expansion via the various experiences we encounter. I am constantly looking for the message in every moment so that I may become better than I knew possible. I am grateful for every teaching that is presented to me, but I would have to say one I have found most invaluable has been in the lessons of loss.
I, like so many have experienced the death of loved ones. I have also lived through the demise of my marriage. Losing at love has taught me a great deal and after taking a great amount of time to heal from such defeats I know I am better for such experiences. In fact, I am actually grateful for the opportunity to live and learn and in return I believe these are the lessons that have taught me the most.
I recognize my shortcomings in my past relations and I work hard to make sure I never make those same mistakes again. I will never take those I love for granted. In fact, I now go out of my way, daily, to appreciate those I value. I will never be afraid to apologize or be vulnerable. You can never be shamed or faulted for trying, caring, and giving. You only lose when you don’t give someone and life your all.
In all aspects of living, things don’t typically fall apart over night; it’s the culmination of daily behavior, words, and actions that allow things to demise. I know that it is the daily action and work that is required to keep a relationship alive and vibrant. When you have really truly lost at love, you are left with the lesson and importance of appreciating what you have when you have it.
We have one life and sometimes we only have one chance. Why not value the time you have while you have it rather than be disheartened after the fact. I would highly recommend you take every opportunity presented as though it may be your last moment. Life really is short, so live one of no regrets and take advantage of every second you have! Living to the fullest each and every day will allow you to always be reassured that you gave it or someone your all. If you have experienced loss, then embrace those moments for the teachings you were supposed to learn. Be reminded daily of what you value and make sure your actions, words, time, and behaviors reflect the significance. My losses are my lessons of what I truly appreciate and won’t ever take for granted again. Take a moment to reflect on your own heartaches in life….what are your lessons of loss?!