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People express their pain differently

By Brittany Poss–
In the event of a tragedy there are two strong emotions that unite those who are suffering; love and pain. Another emotion that is as strong as these is hate. But hate is an emotion that separates and divides.

In the event of a funeral, everyone is grieving but it may not be in the same way. A person may be reminded of past hurt as it is resurfacing in the given situation. As a child stands up to speak about fond memories of the deceased, another child in the crowd may be reminded of a parent they lost. As a spouse stands to thank the guests for their attendance, a widow may recall having said the same thing at her husbands’ funeral. Pain is universal and so is the healing that love brings.

An incident such as this reminds people that all are vulnerable to pain. Because no one is beyond these emotions, each individual will grieve sometime in their life. As a person is hurting, they find comfort in knowing that others are suffering too. It is easier to bear life’s burdens with someone to lean on. Heartache is overcome through compassionate love.

Everyone holds the ability to love. This phenomenon makes the world go round. It is important to realize that every person has a responsibility to care for others. The smallest gestures can make the biggest difference. Laughter is the best medicine. Each day, find a way to care for those around you because you never know when you will be the one who needs comfort.

At times, no words are necessary. A simple touch, look or smile says it all.