The Beauty of Missing Someone

It doesn’t matter if you miss them after an hour, a day, a month or years. Regardless of the length of time, missing someone is zero fun. Maybe you miss them because you’ve had conflicting schedules {hence the reason for me thinking a lot on this topic today}, maybe you miss them because they’ve moved away. Maybe you miss them because they don’t play as big of a role in your life as they once did. Then there is also the most dreaded type, and that’s missing someone because their spirit has left this earth

I found myself having a pity party today over missing someone. It hasn’t been a crazy amount of time apart, but it has been just enough to make me think to myself “dang, this sucks. I sure do miss him”. As I was feeling sorry for myself, it dawned on me that I need to be thankful that I have someone in my life that means enough to me, that I catch myself missing their presence when we aren’t together. This doesn’t just have to go for significant others. This can go for friends that maybe you don’t talk to everyday, or even see once a month, that you catch yourself missing their presence. BUT, don’t just sit there and be sad. Pick up the phone, call them, arrange dinner, or just text them to remind them that they are on your mind. You would be surprised what a simple text can do for someone’s day.

{Miss you, Caitlin} {Miss you, Mackenzie}

This works for all types of absence. If you’re missing a friend, or someone you previously called a friend, try turning your emotions into positive thoughts. Be thankful that you had that person in your life during whatever season that may have been. Regardless of if you are friends with someone for a lifetime, or friends with someone for not so long, they contributed something to your life. The fact they contributed to your life at all is reason enough to be thankful for the role they played.

Often times the most dreaded type of missing someone is when they have gone to roam the streets of heaven. There is no sweet way to put this one. It just…sucks. I wouldn’t wish the pain of losing a loved one on my worst enemy, but unfortunately, it is just one of those things that we have to deal with. In those moments, take a second to thank God for that person. Thank him for the time you got together. Be thankful for the impact they made, and continue to make, on your life and the lives around you.

They always say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?!



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