Each day you awake not knowing what the day will bring.
However, whether or not you realize it, you day will be full of choices, the possibility for change, and perhaps even unexpected loss.
How do these aspects of our life affect our spirit and our relationships? Everyone at some point will experience change. The transition may be a wobbly time with some kind of inner or outer adjustment required.
Everyone will also experience loss at some point. Loss can make you feel alone, sad, even depressed or angry. At these moments it may be difficult to lift your spirit and find hope.
Today I read an article telling the story of one girl's loss, and how it affected her spirit positively, leading her to find hope and gratitude. I recommend you read the entire story here. I've taken a segment from the story that describes the personal role and the choices we all have when facing difficult changes or loss. Our perspective, and how we choose to handle those changes have a large impact on our experience moving forward....
We go through changes every day, whether they are minor or major. We do not necessarily have to be optimists to see the good in every situation, nor pessimists to feel betrayed and lose hope. Bad events can cause us to lose our spirituality. People may lose hope and faith. Regardless of how we look at our situation, we must choose how to handle it. We will either thank the unknown or be in awe of it. In the end, spiritual growth depends on the events that we go through, and how we decide to view them.
What changes or losses have you experienced? How did it affect your spirit?