As we grow older, death becomes more prevalent in our lives. Loved ones, co-workers, acquaintances, close friends, these near and dear people pass away and leave an emptiness within our lives and our hearts. We are forever changed. They leave imprints upon us. They, in their own unique way, have touched a place deep inside us that we, perhaps, cannot name or identify. We are different for them having crossed our paths.
So now what? Where do we go from here? How do we make their presence impact our lives for the positive and for the better? How can we insure that their death was for naught?
I know when my mother died last year, something inside me roared up and wanted to make sure that my life became something she would be proud of for giving birth to me. I think each death we experience should do that for us.
The juxtaposition of death thrown up against what we have that they don’t, life, should make us want to be a better person. It should make us want to live our life fuller, deeper, with more meaning and gusto. We should allow death to resurrect our life. Grieve, let go, and grow strong. Become the person you were meant to become. Let their death become a part of a grander scheme of your Life. Let their death resurrect your Life.
Have you had a dear one pass recently? How has their death affected you? Have you allowed their death to resurrect your life? Share if you want by leaving a comment or sending me an email to Mary@IgnitingYourIntentions.com.
Braylee Rush (Mary Gravelle) is an artist, graphic designer, and creator of Igniting Your Intentions. Imparting her wisdom on Wednesdays, Wisdom Wednesdays, she shares with you what she learns about life as it unfolds for her. She can be contacted via email, Mary@IgnitingYourIntentions.com, or phone, (928) 254-8709, or filling out the contact form.
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