Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life
has empathy for those who have experienced loss.
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable;
but if you will take all human affairs into account
you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.
Healing and love for those dealing with loss and pain tonight.