One definition is “the process of losing something”. I find it irritating when definitions include a form of the word within…but of course I have a ton of experience with this example as my keys will gladly share with you.
The following definition makes more sense to me. That is “the state or feeling of grief when deprived of someone or something of value.”
Feeling…Grief….Deprivation. These are words that speak to a person who has experienced loss.
I am frequently at a loss for words when someone I know is grief stricken. Hugs tend to be
my action of choice but I walk away feeling as if I should have done more.
So, when my friend lost his dog…a very special part of his family, I thought “there’s hope here…we can take action”. Of course they are WAY ahead of me with FB pages, media coverage, flyers, and rewards but let’s all do our part to reconnect this sweet dog with the family that loves him.
Andy (see adorable picture to the right) is an 11 year old Corgi. He was lost on New Year’s Eve…fleeing in panic from the fireworks. He has cataracts, is hard of hearing, and as one can imagine…scared and wanting to be back home.
If you have seen Andy or have any information at all please contact Michael or Jordina through this website. http://bringandyhome.wordpress.com/ We have high hopes that with the help of our wonderful friends, someone will be able to bring Michael, Jordina and Andy together again!
Action Step: Check out the website and see if you can help. If you can’t help Andy then reach out to someone you love and give them a hug, or tell them something you’ve always wanted to tell them. Thinking of loss makes me realize how important it is to grab hold of every precious moment with those you love.
On a different note…if you want more information about the upcoming program Real Life, Real Love? Go to http://discoverthedspot.com/blog/real-life-real-love/