Sunday, June 7, 2009
A Minute For Reflection...!
A very special friend of mine, JoJo, lost her father yesterday.
You know, when any friend loses a family member or loved one, we as friends try to pass on our regrets to them. No matter what we say, no matter what terms of sorrow we use, no matter what forms of heartfelt sympathy we pass on it just never quite sounds right.
We want to comfort them, share some of the grief they feel, take away some of the hurt they are going through. That's what friends do! But there are no words that really work, and no amount of caring will ever completely end the sorrow. However, suffering is a part of life. We can't avoid it, we can't ignore it...all we can do is deal with it.
My words can't make things better for Jo. All I can do is try and be there for her. After all, she is my special friend! And that's what friends do...just be there!
Thia is for Jo and her family...
Now, my friends, let's get a cup of coffee and sit on the patio...and take a minute for reflection!