Thought for the Day ~ Sharing Love and Light

Happy Monday.  Have a joyous day.  One way and another it has been a tough year in our community….with many of you experiencing loss. This Thought is sent with LOVE to all who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Whether that grief is a few days old or a few months, or years….sending love and light. Lisa

Let your heart grieve……there is no greater force in life than love. In life, if we are lucky, we meet someone who makes us smile, makes our heart skip a beat, and with whom we build a legacy of loving. Early on we are taught to love by our families, and our first love affair is with our parents or grandparents. Gently they open the door of possibility by how they love us and teach us to love ourselves.  As siblings come along we form special friendships and bonds that last a lifetime.  Later we meet people who become our friends, and once again we learn to love in a different way. Each relationship adds another pattern to the quilt of life….and enriches our experience.

As our families grow and expand they gather together to honour the traditions of building lives and legacies.  We celebrate the achievement of life’s goals, weddings, the birth of children and we celebrate the lives of those we must sadly say good-bye to, as death is a part of life.  Grieving is an individual journey, yet most of us agree that it comes in waves.  At first roaring from the pit of our stomach as if our grief will swallow our hearts….and other days it is a controlled sadness where our tears seems seconds away.  Over time we do not learn to live without that person, we just learn to go on as they would want us to, and somehow we build our lives up around the space they have in our heart.  Forever treasured, always remembered, and then one day the things that made us cry, now make us smile as we bathe in the light and the love of those we must go on without. 

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross said  “The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.”