In the last few years I had to deal with loss quite a bit.
I saw friends losing loved ones, and having nothing but pain leaves you speechless.
I lost relationships I thought I could count on, leaving me disappointed and disillusioned.
I moved and traveled to places, leaving me with a deafening feeling of not belonging anywhere.
I transitioned from university into work life and never imagined this change would impact me so much.
I am losing, or rather rediscovering, my faith and sometimes I feel like walking alone on a wide open sea.
Some of these losses might be normal growth pains of adulthood, but to be honest, it still sucks.
I don’t want to feel lost forever.
In the midst of all the losing I have come to experience a lot of finding as well.
I have come to enjoy rest as a necessary component of my week which helps me to survive.
I have been surprised by people’s hospitality, generosity, and thoughts when I just needed someone to talk or a meal.
I have been amazed by creation’s beauty if I train my eyes and heart to see the beauty in the mundane.
I have practed to be more intentional about people and activities.
I have experienced a freedom in my thoughts and soul that I didn’t know before.
I have learned to seek that quiet peace despite the raging waves around me.
Life certainly is a journey, and there’s probably still more losing ahead of me.
I don’t know what you have lost (no matter how big or small), but I hope that in the midst of all that you’ll never lose sight of finding the simple, the beautiful, the abundant gift of life.
Writing for Five Minute Friday today.