I stopped by my friend Vinny's website this morning. He posted a lovely tribute to a friend who recently passed away. It got me to thinking.
It got me to thinking about how blessed we are to be on this earth for whatever given time we have. My parents both passed at and early age, Mom was 53. Dad was 69 and my sister was only 29 when she passed away. I've had a a lot of heartache to deal with over the years. Each time I lost someone close to me, I would question God, The Universe. It's taken some time, but I do truly believe what I wrote in my comment to Vinny:
"We often ask ourselves why this happens...but in my heart I know for sure that the ultimate plan included this. Angels are sent to this earth to touch and enrich our lives...then they are called on to an even greater good. This is the case with your beautiful friend as well. I am sure."
As I was typing that out..it dawned on me that these were not mere words of comfort..although I hope they are..but this is what I do truly believe. I have been given some harsh lessons over the years and believe I have arrived at a place in my heart and head where I believe. I believe in those words..and I find can find comfort in loss, knowing that it is exactly as it should be at any given time.
This revelation has been working in positive ways for me in many situations in my life now. Daily struggles or events. Relationships old and new. I am open to whatever comes my way and I finally realize that its not always the best idea to "force" an outcome. There is indeed a bigger picture and I feel that I am able to finally understand and embrace that.
HUGS! and smiles today!