Passings

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There have been some good people I have known in my life that have passed away. Life is fragile and temporary. We are not guaranteed tomorrow. Each person must live a life that will be remembered. God has given us this life and has given us a purpose and we have to find out what that is and do that task laid before us. To all those who have passed into a life in eternity you will never be forgotten.

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Grieving Online

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Grieving is a highly personal thing. It shouldn’t be cliche. High sensitivity should be exercised when comforting a person or a family who are in mourning. So how do we share our grief online?

My personal experience is that I have written plenty of posts about people and pets who have died. Its important to have an outlet for your grief and blogging is an appropriate place to do it. There is a community of people who have gone through the loss of important people and things in life. Sharing our experiences with important people in all forms of media can keep your loved ones alive in heart and mind.

Tragedy is a part of life.

People have seasons of life, a time to be born and a time to die. I think that sharing those seasons from the time of birth through death helps reveal the best and sometimes worst about who we are. But its that grief that makes us human and the fact that blogger’s have a way to share it can be a comfort to everyone that we are not alone. No one has to go through life changing events without the care of people. No one should go it alone. 

When a celebrity passes away

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It is sad when anyone passes away. Each person is a creation of God and has great worth to him and the world. Celebrities whether good or bad have a way of making our lives a little more colorful. 

Today Donna Summer passed away and it got me to thinking about when a famous person passes away that a little part of us dies with them. When Elvis passed away there was a world wide vigil for the King of Rock and Roll, the same happened when Michael Jackson left the world a couple of years ago. Princess Diana’s passing impacted her famous former family but the world too. Our reaction to the death of a famous person can tell a lot about us. Many people have a investment of their hearts when it comes to the famous people in our culture.

Celebrities are human beings, sons and daughters and have families who hurt way more than any of their fans could hurt. The media has a way of feasting on the tragedy that comes with the death of a celeb. An example of this is when Whitney Houston passed away. Now comes word that the Houston family will be in a reality show.

As fans we feel the loss of famous people too. We sometimes live through them in a fanboy or fangirl sort of way. Celebs are put on a pedestal and when their death comes in a suspicious manner it shatters our view of them as being immortal. Their work will live on through TV, movies, recordings, music, pictures, blogs and the like. Their gift to the world can keep on giving and should remind us to use our gifts to make the world a better place.