Loss /los/ Noun
The state or feeling of grief when deprived of someone or something of value.
A few days ago a lot of people mourned the death of a beloved girl whom we all lived around. Someone who could brighten anyone's day and could make them feel happy.
She meant the world to so many people. She had a loving boyfriend, terrific friends, beloved family...all who are now missing a piece.
Death is a funny thing. Many fear death. Many think that death is the end, but it's really not.
When someone dies it doesn't mean that they're completely far from you.. they are simply taken from view. Gone, vanished, and removed from our daily lives. The problem with this is that we attach ourselves so strongly to people that when they're gone, a part of us is gone too.
We were all made to die. I have been reading Alma, and in Chapter 42 verse 8 we learn that the death is essential to happiness.
Although grieving is necessary and a normal action of life, you think about the great plan of Happiness our Lord presented. Death isn't just the end...it's the beginning of a great and new life! They're out of this wicked and trial filled world. They're happy, and with our Savior.
“Now behold, it was not expedient that man should be reclaimed from this temporal death, for that would destroy the great plan of happiness."
There are things that we don't want to happen, but we have to accept them. But it goes with everything in life. There are tons of things we don't want to know, but we have to learn them, and there are people we can't live without, but we have to let go.
We have to live each day like it's our last. I know that saying is thrown around a lot, but really think about it. In my friend's case who recently died, she was on a hike. A simple hike and fell. There are things that we can't control, and bad things happen. She was needed in Heaven, and she'll be looking down at all those below.
Tell those you love that you love them. Be honest, genuine and faithful. Do the things you know you should do, because what if tomorrow you don't have the time, or other things like that.
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."The weird thing about loss is that life actually goes on. You think "how can I go on with this huge trial occurring in my life?" but if you really think about it...when you're faced with a tragedy, somehow the world keeps turning, and the seconds keep ticking.
-Elizabeth Kubler Ros
Everyone is going to lose people in their life and realize that no matter how much time you spent with them or how much you appreciated them, it never seemed enough. So make sure they know how much you love them. Send a cute text, tell your friends that they've helped you grow up so much. Tell your parents thank you for being hard on you--for you grew up into a great person.
Live without regrets, and grow into the person you WANT to be, because frankly you don't know how long you'll live.
“When we lose a near and dear friend, upon whom we have set our hearts, it should be a caution unto us.…Our affections should be placed upon God and His work, more intensely than upon our fellow beings.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 216.)Miss you Laney Peacock. God be with you til we meet again.