Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Memories of Loss
Loss can happen in many forms. It can be peaceful and expected, a relief from constant suffering, or it can be tragic and forever haunting. Whatever type of loss you may have experienced, the memories are often attached to the senses which in turn trigger thoughts of that particular moment in time. A certain smell, touch from a friend, hearing a particular song or even taste of a favorite food can be all that is needed to begin reliving the events surrounding the loss.
Dealing with loss is difficult. The circumstances that cause you to remember it cannot necessarily be controlled, however, how you deal with the memory belongs to you. Your reaction to the memory is yours and yours alone.
Whatever misguided words of comfort some may give, remember that they generally mean well and are usually uncomfortable with how to act and respond to your sadness.
Take comfort for today is a new day, another day to remember, another day to feel, another day to live and another moment in time to make memories with those who are living.