4o Lessons for Finding Strength in Hard Times

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 There are 40 lessons here about loss and learning how to move on, let go, and keep living. Something we eventually all have to learn how to do without attachment or regret. 

“Nobody gets through life without losing someone they love, someone they need, or something they thought was meant to be.  But it is these losses that make us stronger and eventually move us toward future opportunities for growth and happiness.

Over the past five years Angel and I have dealt with several hardships, including the sudden death of a sibling, the loss of a best friend to illness, betrayal from a business partner, and an unexpected (breadwinning) employment layoff.  These experiences were brutal.  Each of them, naturally, knocked us down and off course for a period of time. But when our time of mourning was over in each individual circumstance, we pressed forward, stronger, and with a greater understanding and respect for life.

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Original article, “4o Lessons for Finding Strength in Hard Times,” written by “Marc” and posted on Marc & Angel Hack, Life, January 1, 2012.

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