Everyone loses someone, for some, we lose many. It is never an easy process; in fact it is a time when you may feel most vulnerable and even perhaps isolated.
As I just lost my grandmother, I write with a heavy heart and sadness is all around me. The world stops still when you hear the passing of a family member, your link to your reason of life. Without her, I would not be alive, nor would other people that I deeply love and the thoughts of mortality sets in arising awareness to the lives of loves around you.
Every time life is lost, a sense of silence overcomes you; like a candle blown out, you are now in a dark place. This place creaks with sounds of loneliness and echoes of memories play on in your head of the person who is now no longer physically here.
I know how distraught it feels, how empty everything becomes, but after sharing my loss on Facebook, I saw the soul of social media arise in comforting words and a positive thread that came from a negative place. To my surprise many people wrote sweet words on my wall with their thoughts of me and my family and even though the times are tough for me right now, it is wonderful to see the kindness of others.
It truly is beautiful to see how others will take a moment to express their emotions with the sole purpose of comforting you.
Though it may be a small gesture on the behalf of the sender, it is a big impact that eases the pain in the receiver. You are beautiful social media. You brighten my day and help me through the hardest of times. I speak to those within my communities and send my love from afar. Thank you for consoling my soul through social media.
Erin Ryan is a writer for various blogs and a Social Media Promotional Director who has a keen understanding of the power of Social Media for business and fervently stays up-to-date with the Social Media Industry. Erin enjoys teaching and helping people and businesses on how to use and connect through Social Media. You can connect with Erin on Twitter.
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