Tuesday, 19 March 2013

First I'd like to warn you that today's post will be shorter and a little more somber than usual. And that's because last night I got some very upsetting news.

My Granddad past away yesterday. He had cancer and had recently gotten extremely sick. Of course it's sad, and I'm going to miss him very much, but it's nice to know he is in a better place now. Seventeen years ago, the doctors gave him only five years to live. Twelve years ago I would have too young to even remember him very well and my little brother wouldn't even have been born yet. And so I am extremely thankful that he had the chance to see me grow up, and to know my brother and his four other beautiful grandchildren. Rest in peace, Granddad. You will be missed <3

In case your wondering why I'm telling strangers I only know through the internet this very personal information, well, it's because I needed to get it off my chest. I haven't even told my friends yet. I'm just not good with ... confrontation. And I guess it's way easier for me to type things onto a computer screen than to actually tell people face to face. I will get there... eventually.

What is your take on the belief that everything happens for a reason? Personally, I strongly believe this. Yes, it is a very optimistic view on life, but I like having faith that everything will work out in the end. Now I know some people oppose this view by saying that this belief represses free choice. However, I don't feel that thinking everything happens for a reason means you don't have to make choices. It's a very debatable topic. Post your thoughts below because I'd love to hear them!

-Dare

6 comments:

  1. Hi dear! I am so sorry for your loss. If you wish to talk to someone, I just want to let you know that I am here. I lost one of my best friends a month ago, and although I can't say "I know how you feel", I understand the pain that you are going through. So, if you want to talk, I am here to listen :)
    I do believe things happen for a reason. Whatever the situation, happy or painful, it makes us grow and I think we need to find a reason to smile everyday.
    Hope that you feel better soon.
    Dany

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    1. Thank you so much! <3 And I'm very sorry to hear about your friend. My heart goes out to you!

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your Granddad, Dare. My best friend just lost her dad to cancer as well and it's just... it's hard to wrap your head around.

    I'll keep you in my prayers. :)

    God bless

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    1. Thank you! It's much appreciated <3

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  3. Oh you poor thing!! My heart goes out to you.

    I like to think that things do happen for a reason but that nothing is planned. Not like faith that I will meet my husband in 5 years etc. but that the path we choose has a reason behind it. Does that make any sense?
    Marian <3

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    1. Thank you so much!

      And, yes that exactly how I see it too! It helps to know that there is a purpose behind everything you do. It almost makes it worth while.

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