Life’s surprises are not always welcome

As I look back over my life there are probably a dozen incidents or more that were a significant blow to my equilibrium. The sort that makes everything else seem petty and unimportant.

I am sure that we all experience these things from time to time. My first experience I remember was when my school friend’s father died. He worked at our school and was very popular with all the kids. It was my first encounter with death and the aftermath.

I have since experienced marriage break-ups, sickness and deaths in the family, tragedies such as a five-year old neighbour’s child drowning, losing my brother and sister-in-law too soon …

I am not unique – similar things are happening every day to people around us. When I am in my ‘happy space’ I may not even be aware of others’ suffering.

I don’t know what I am trying to say today – just that life can be tough at times – we need to love and care for each other.

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7 thoughts on “Life’s surprises are not always welcome

  1. These are the moments that define our lives. When I look back they were the times I deviated from the path I was travelling. Sometimes it was towards a better destination other times I had to return to the fork and choose a different road. These kind of reflections are filled with ‘what ifs’ for me. Take care Rainee Hugs Linda πŸ™‚

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