Love And Loss


“Those we love don’t go away,
they walk beside us every day, unseen,
unheard, but always near, still loved,
still missed, and very dear.” – Unknown

Have you ever seen the movie “The Legend of Bagger Vance?” It is a movie of a humble man, played by Matt Damon, who is a community leader, a tremendous athlete, and golfer. He had everything going for him, including the love of a beautiful woman. He was then sent off to war and lost his entire platoon. He returned home a shell of a man. He was deeply depressed and drowned his sorrows in alcohol to the point of uselessness. Everyone who loved him tried to find ways to help him find his way back to his authentic self. Then, out of nowhere, a man appeared in his life that helped him find his way back. It is a heartfelt journey of love and hope.

Sometimes the loss we experience is only within ourselves. We give up hope. It is usually a build up of small things over time that leads us to a negative inner voice becoming our own worst enemy. Many times, it takes someone outside of ourselves to remind us who we are and what we are here to do. Faith and belief can come from the most unexpected places and people. Always try to see the bright side of things and keep moving forward no matter how slow.

The overall theme in the movie is about finding the unique talent only you are born with. It demonstrates how you need to dig deep to use it and find purpose in it, because it is uniquely yours. You may be ignoring it or suppressing it because you’re afraid to put it to use. People hesitate to step outside the box for fear of how they will be perceived. Great people never got to great places by waiting for company! Just go for it! You won’t be disappointed.

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