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Unexpectedly, you lose your job. (Or a loved one. Or something or someone important to you.) What do you do next?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us LOSS.

The most important thing I believe is knowledge of the truth. The knowledge that nothing in this world is permanent. Clinging on to worldly, material joys is ephemeral and can only give us pleasure, or temporary, fleeting joy.

A loved one, a home, a job will all come and go.

The last big loss that I went through was the death of my mother. She was tome a model of patience and love, bringing up 5 kids and giving us all a good education and a solid foundation in life.

We have to stop thinking from the narrow confines of ourselves to include our family, our community, our country, our world and our universe as one big family. Once we begin to live life with gratitude for every day, every meal, every breath and every experience we begin to feel joy in ourselves and spread this joy to those around us.

Our faith in God and our firm belief in the oneness of us all is the greatest and highest love that can give us equipoise in tough times.

Other interesting posts in this category:
1) http://gotmountainsormolehills.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/expecting-the-unexpected/
2) http://tommiastablet.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/daily-prompt-loss/
3) http://ricebowlme.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/daily-prompt-expect-the-unexpected/
4) http://kawaneehamilton.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/unexpected-losses/
5) http://awlscribe.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/daily-prompt-unexpected/
6) http://anintrovertmind.com/2013/12/11/daily-prompt-unexpected/
7) http://geekergosum.com/2013/12/11/unexpected/
8) http://ofglassandpaper.com/2013/12/11/daily-prompt-unexpected/
9) http://kbeezyisviral.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/losses/
10) http://hearemrantoft.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/daily-prompt-unexpected/

  1. December 12, 2013 at 3:15 am

    All losses become part of who we are and show us how to rely on ourselves. They allow us to empathize with others. This was a lovely post.

  2. December 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you for the post. Here is a poem I wrote earlier this year after the sudden death of a friend: http://azfree.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/goodbye-jody/

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