Friday, December 20, 2013

A Week of Joy and Sadness

Life has been most difficult for three close friends this week, two lost their dads,  the other 's husband was diagnosed with a dreaded disease......most of the time I never feel helpless, but when people I love and care for suffer, and I can do nothing......I feel helpless.

I understand the loss of a dad and the threat of disease, but how do you comfort those who are dealing with those issues.......all I can say is "I'm so sorry, what can I do?"  If I could change one thing in the world, it would be to end all suffering .  I know, we are here to experience, to learn, to grow.....I just wish it didn't involve so much pain.

I do know from the personal experience of loss and illness, that just hearing a friend's voice, getting an e-mail or text know that someone cared, that they were concerned about my being meant so very much.  We have performed at a couple of Christmas functions this week, the kindergarten class yesterday and a brunch at the local college this morning.......I thought of how much cheer and joy I have seen this week, but also how much pain and suffering I have seen as is ever changing, good and bad woven as a tapestry with mankind as the threads.  Some days it makes perfect sense and others none.  The holidays seem to magnify the emotions of sadness and joy.

Wishing you all a good night's sleep, a weekend of joy and peace.


  1. You feel like I do. I wish I could wave a magic wand and restore everyone's health that is ill. My Dad always said that if you didn't have your health you didn't have anything. He was so right- xo Diana

  2. I couldn't agrre more. Everyone tends to be so bubbly this time of year but it's not always merry for those who are suffering. People tend to forget that. I don't.