Looking Beyond the Dim Light of Death

Looking Beyond the Dim Light of Death

Written by Brett Brostrom, Posted on , in Section Relationships That Matter

Don't let life get the best of you

Everyone has their own personal beliefs about death. It’s something that we will all face, sooner or later, and it is a very sad thing to lose someone you love. Losing a loved one is one of those defining moments in our lives that we’ll remember forever. How do we make the best out of a tough situation?

One small town in Wisconsin has figured out one way to make those tough situations surrounding death and funerals a little easier. Nearly 96% of adults in La Crosse, Wisconsin have filled out what’s called an “advanced directive,” which essentially is a guideline that a person fills out before they get too sick our disabled to make such decisions about how long to prolong their lives, or what funeral arrangements they want. What does it say about these people when they’ve made plans like these?

If You Are Prepared, You Shall Not Fear

In our 80 to 100 years of life on this planet, there will no doubt be something that happens that will unsettle you. Whether that be death, divorce, sickness, a wayward child, or whatever else, you can use these experiences to become an even stronger individual. Life is meant to be filled with joy and happiness, despite whatever it is that comes along. It’s hard to predict what will happen in our lifetimes, but if we can accept ourselves, and have a clear vision of what we want out of life, maybe the path to happiness and success won’t seem so rocky.

Staring death in the face as it stares right back at you is one of the most courageous things we can do. In life, many difficult challenges arise and define us as individuals. We all have the ability to live happy, successful lives, but not everyone lives up to their full potential. Why is that? Do we give in to those demons that haunt us when we’re faced with the unknown, or do we just not believe in ourselves to overcome that which could very easily break us? Or is it simply that we let grief and fear overcome us, sometimes to the point where it scars us for the rest of our lives? Not to take away from the distress that certainly will come with death, but perhaps the more prepared for it we are, the better the process will be.