Death is unforgiving, it’s cruel and unkind. For those who have lost someone, you know it takes a lot of will power to overcome it. On the plus side, you benefit by developing strength. This is a real life situation. For me, watching my father die was both devastating and heartbreaking. The hardest part was saying goodbye. While I was at his bedside holding his cold hand, I thought to myself ‘I never want to let go’. His last hours were the hardest to bear. It took a lot of strength, that I didn’t know I had to survive the emotional experience. As hard as it was though, I have grown as a person as a result. I miss my dad and everyday I think about him. But that’s a real life problem. I think I’m supposed to feel sad, confused and angry, which I do. Unfortunately, I’m not living in a world where tragedy ceases to exist. None of us are. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, however, it’s that life goes on. Although I have a reason to be bitter, I try not to be. Life is too short. So follow my lead, and think about the advantages of gaining inner strength next time you encounter death.
Death and Strengh
October 31, 2010