We all experience loss from time to time. Some of us experience more loss than others. Some don't experience much loss. I've been fortunate enough to be in the latter camp.
Some people get all upset over the loss of possessions. Well, I've lost some possessions in my time. Not a lot, but some. In the grand scheme of things, it's not a big deal. Oh, at the time, it might seem like a big deal. But it's not.
No, the loss I'm talking about is a loved one. And, no, I haven't recently lost a loved one. So that's not the reason for this. But someone I met recently has lost someone. She doesn't want to say much about it, but that's because (it seems to me) that it's affected her in a deeply personal way.
I've been privileged to find a little more about her loss recently. And from the information I find, her loss is one shared by many. She lost a good person who has made a positive impact on many, many young people. So, while to her, she lost a family member, the community lost a champion and a hero.
The loss got me to thinking. And I hope it gets you to thinking.
Look around the people you see every day. Think about the family members you don't see every day. And think about what it would be like if you lost them. Because, you know, you just might.
Then go give 'em a hug.