Everyone Has Something


August 21, 2011

photo credit: J Bright

Writing as a form of expression helps people heal.  It can bring you closer to someone you know and  it can help you realize that things you experience are often experienced by others.  I find that through writing and sharing with you, I heal.  I recently read a blog post by Jason Seiden that said, “everyone has something….”.  That something is something difficult they are dealing with.  It could be a work issue, a health issue or even a death.

I have several close friends who have recently had to face the loss of a loved one or dear friend.  To them, I send my condolences and my offer of prayers.  By focusing on the positive impact they have had on us, we can go on.  I too have lost a loved one in the last week.  My aunt, Ruth Schlater Sterling.  She left us far too early.  Aunt Ruth was a tough, no-nonsense woman.  She taught me how to care for animals, how to appreciate antiques and maybe most importantly…..how to shave my legs!  I’ll never forget her.

In the grand scheme of things, only our personal relationships are important.  

If you have lost a loved one or just want to publicly show appreciation for someone, please feel free to do that in the comments today.  I’d love to hear about the people that are special to you.



  • They are not new losses, but still continually present. The loss of both my mother and my mother-in-law have greatly shapped my life. Loosing someone so close has helped me support others going through the loss of loved ones. It is different in every situation, but the support of your friends really is critical to get through the impact.

  • As the title may show, I have become about 100,000X more spiritual than I used to be. I became ordained on a lark; however, I do realise how serious it is to be a minister.

    I have not had the unfortunate occasion to officiate a funeral as of yet, but I have lost many, many people in physical (death) and spiritual (friendships and other relationships severed) ways.

    Our memories is all that we have left. We should be thankful for the scant amount of time we have with each other. As hard as it is to take the death of a friend or loved one is, each second we have is a gift. Thusly we should not take each other for granted!!!

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photo credit: J Bright
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