Loss – In Three Parts

Damaged Heart

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 It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything. Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

When we think of the word loss we immediately think something negative has happened, or something negative is going to happen. These thoughts have some truth. However, have you ever paused to fully analyze who you are because of the loss?

Loss doesn’t always have to be negative. There are times loss compels us to change things about ourselves and our lives. Loss can cause us to reassess our character and change for the better. Loss brings others into our lives that we may have never known cared about us, or that we could help.

When we suffer loss, we have two choices: succumb to the loss or fight! A loss requires us to fight for our lives, families, beliefs and values. A loss will help you see who you really are, and determine if you’re happy with the reflection you see in the mirror.

Take a moment and reflect: what did you learn from the loss? What did you learn about yourself from the loss? How are you better today? Who have you helped because of what you learned from your loss?

9 thoughts on “Loss – In Three Parts”

  1. This is quite true. Loss (death?) can wake us up to life in ways few occurrences can…and with that, we see a new, different, awakened part of ourselves due to, and through, the struggle.


  2. This is so true. My most recent and, no doubt, one of the most profound losses I have and/or will ever have, is the loss of my murdered best friend. The loss is a lesson that keeps on teaching. I have learned to live life to the fullest everyday; to not put off for later what I need to be doing/experiencing right now; to not live in fear; to trust my instincts…just so much! In a way, my friend gave me a great gift in death that she may or may not have been able to give me in life. It has affected my life in so many ways. I am already seeing betterment of myself and my life because of it.


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