The Weight of Living

Unexpectedly, you lose your job. (Or a loved one. Or something or someone important to you.) What do you do next?

The weight of living is heavy and dense and sometimes overwhelming. Loss only adds to this weight, bringing down body, mind and soul and threatens to consume you. But these are the extra pounds that are necessary. Everything else can be added and taken away at will. Gotten rid of if it is no longer desired. Loss is never desired, wanted or hoped for. But it is there. If you can manage to carry the weight of loss on your shoulders and keep moving your feet, one step, one day at a time, you’ll learn. Learn how to carry the weight of everything else. And you’ll be stronger for it.


  1. Daily Prompt: Unexpected …The loss of someone special | timzauto…. in search of the blond haired kid
  2. Well, That Happened | A Good One
  3. A Painful loss | A mom’s blog
  4. Daily Prompt: Unexpected | Ruminations from an Introvert
  5. How I Deal with Unexpected Change | One Curvy Blogger
  7. Daily Prompt: Unexpected | My Atheist Blog
  8. Daily Prompt: Expect the Unexpected | One Starving Activist
  9. Two Tickets to TannaLand! | MamaMickTerry
  10. Daily Prompt: Unexpected » My Life, My Way, My Words
  12. I am not Lost | Dreams to Reality !
  13. let go of loss a(nd)gain | peacefulblessedstar
  14. Daily Prompt~ Unexpected Loss ~ My Beautiful Mother | joannebest
  15. Unexpected | Flowers and Breezes
  16. Candy Floss | Whispered Words
  17. The stuff of Surfer Rob’s nightmares | Rob’s Surf Report
  18. Daily Prompt: Unexpected | Hear Em Rant Oft
  19. And then you were gone. | Kate Murray
  20. How terrible it is to love something that death can touch … | Kaleidoscope
  21. Unexpected | lifewithgreeneyes
  22. Signed Unknown | Ashes of Roses
  23. Daily Prompt: Unexpected | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  24. Signed Unknown | Ashes of Roses
  25. TEARS STING | hastywords
  26. The Road Not Taken Does Not Exist
  27. Not alone | Life is great
  28. In Loss We Often FInd Ourselves | An Upturned Soul
  29. Loss | the ephemeral petal
  30. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” | Beauty