Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Give. (advice to someone who wonders how to survive the loss of a child)

Feeding the birds
Photo by Robert Grove (click to see original on Flickr)
"Give. Immense sadness and misery is unfortunately also a valuable teacher. Your sadness has given you the unfortunate gift of greater empathy than most people have towards those who are suffering. Wake up every day and say, “Whose life can I save today.” Your sadness is beyond that of mere mortals. So the unfortunate gift it has given you is also beyond that of a mere mortal. Use that gift to help people. Every day you will save life. The first thing you do in the morning say, “I will save a life today.” It might be small. Walking a blind person across a street. Helping a co-worker. Recognizing sadness in others and listening to them. But you will give and it will be returned to you. That’s the best way to accept the horrible sadness of a lost child. That’s what your child would want you to do with that sadness." ~ James Altucher

Friday, May 18, 2012

Loneliness

"Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate." ~ Germaine Greer

Friday, May 4, 2012

Insecurity

"The regrettable thing about insecurity is how dearly everyone else must pay for it." Yahia Lababidi