Hey Rubin…what’s wrong, buddy?
Oh, I’m a little depressed, I think, Gretchen.
Oh no! Why’s that?
I think I’m feeling down after the passing of my friends, Ben and Ginger.
I know…it’s so sad.
Yes, it is and dogs, I fear, never live long enough.
It makes it hard to write my blog this week.
Are you thinking about how much you miss them?
Yes. I can’t seem to shake the sadness.
Oh buddy. It’s hard, I know. But with time, the ache will ease a bit.
Will it go away?
It never really goes away, I’m afraid, but it softens some.
When I feel like this, you know what I do?
I think about all the people (and dogs) who love me and how much I love them.
Does it help?
Yep because it makes me realize that, while death is a part of my life, life and living are part of it too.
I know it sounds weird, but life is part of life and death is part of life, too, but if we allow ourselves to feel the life as much as we feel the death then the losses aren’t as painful.
How do you do it? How do think about all the love in your life?
Well for me, I just start listing them out and just saying their names help. Give it a try. Who do you love? Who loves you?
Grandma and Grandpa and Uncle Paul and Aunt Patti.
Cousin Lindsey and Nathan.
You mean like Monty and Quillette?
And their moms too…Colleen and Jessica.
Now you’ve go it.
I have a better idea…
I’m going to make a movie. Give me a minute, okay?
Okay, I’m ready.
Here ya go! (click on the title below)
Do you feel better.
Why yes I do. I mean, I still miss Ginger and Ben, but thinking about celebrating their lives by living my life enjoying those I love seems like a good way to honor them.
And very special friends.
True true true.
Thanks for your help.
Anytime little man. I love you!
Love you too, G.
Have a good weekend everyone!