Lost & Found

Lost & Found

I’m pretty sure most people have lost something sacred and precious at least once in their life. Things like your wallet, a favorite book you left at the airport, the picture of your mom before she passed away, or a cat you absolutely adored who disappeared and never returned. Those are all things that slam the heart so badly you burst into tears and/or instantly sink into a deep depressive state.

Loss is a lousy feeling.  All kinds of things pop into your brain; why did it happen, how can I fix it, praying you can get it back while believing you’ll never get it back. It pains the soul at an extremely deep level. That’s when the word hope comes into play to build us back up a bit after a sudden loss.

The hardest “loss” is losing someone, be they your mother, father, sister, husband, close friend, neighbors, cousins – the list could go and on. They all crush the heart and squeeze the tears out of you.

One never knows when one day, out of the blue, you might find something or someone you’ve lost. They become your “Lost & Found”.  Wow, now that is a heart-lifting fantastic event! We never know if and when that will happen, but when it does it can be life-changing and extremely healing to the heart.

From my personal experiences, it was profound when I found what was lost years ago.  My advice is – never quit looking ’cause you just might find it – if you try hard enough.

Dr. Deb

5 Replies to “Lost & Found”

  1. Very interesting post. I learned a long time ago to adopt the principle of non-attachment so I would not miss or lament things or people that I’ve lost but it is not one hundred percent efficient. However, finding someone or something lost is an incredible feeling. I’ve greatly enjoyed your blog. Cheers and all the best, my greetings from Spain

    1. Francisco, I deeply appreciate your comment. My life experiences have trained me to not attach very often as well. That can be a lonely place to be practice 100% of the time. A recent experience very nicely reminded me not to lament when I found something I’d lost. I lost track of someone I loved deeply. A few weeks ago, miraculously, I found that person. Our reconnection was worthy of the 45 years wait – and the risk.

      Thanks for the “cheers”! I am jealous you are in Spain!

      1. Yes, I agree with you, Deb, but non-attachment cannot be a life style, it’s just a tool to be applied when needed. We need people, we grow and develop because we have loved ones near and we do not want to lose them and if and when we do we feel the sadness that such a loss naturally causes and that is part of being human…when we reunite with a loved one or a friend, after a long time a great joy fills our life, I know because I too have had such an experience. Lamentably, although we had been best friends 30 years before, the present proved that we had changed so much we hardly knew each other and after a few short years we drifted apart once again…
        Thank you, Deb. I appreciate your reply and admire your blog and look forward to your posts. All the best, saludos de Valencia

      2. Thanks again for your insight. Lovely. I feel fortunate that my recent “reunited friendship” continues to be a wonderful event. I also look forward to exploring your FB page . . . going to start right now!

        Enjoy the day . . . Deb

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