Oh, how we shine!

October 18, 2017

The other day a mom sent me photographs of her daughter, who is no longer in this life. Immediately, I saw what a bright light she was. And still is.

It’s hard to dim the light within, even after death. It shines on and lights the way for those of us left behind.

So if you’re grieving a loss, try to access that bright light your loved one aimed your way when they were on earth.

Even as you miss that bright light that shone all too briefly here on earth, it’s possible to rejoice that you experienced it…and take comfort in knowing that their light is still bright as ever and will one day shine on you once more.

I really believe that to be the case. And while we want that light here with us now, we are only separated for a moment in eternal time. Just a moment, and we’ll be reunited.

I hope you will also remember for you or loved ones that our grief support products are just a click away.



29 comments on “Oh, how we shine!
  1. robin rue says:

    I am still in a bad place from losing my mom this year. I will get out it, but I am no where near ready yet.

  2. The death of a loved one is the hardest thing any of us will ever go through in our lives. Other hardships come and go, but death is permanent. This is a great source of hope.

  3. Bill Sweeney says:

    This is a great post. When we first lose a loved one, it can feel like we have nothing left of them to hold on to. But we do. It’s important to remember that as we try to navigate our way out of the darkness.

  4. When my mum passed away, it was the end of a very bad time with her unhappy and often bitter. Once she had passed, it was as if we could now forget the bad and remember the days when she was happier, when her light shone brighter. Thanks for prompting me to remember this miracle of grace.

  5. Wow, so short but so beautiful! Loved this little thought on a rainy Wednesday morning, thinking of those I’ve lost but still shine bright in my life.

  6. dawn says:

    this is really encouraging. my husband lost his mom a few years ago and it was the first time someone close to me died. it was really hard to process through the emotion.

  7. Maureen says:

    Such a short and sweet post. Death is not easy, but we can shine brightly. I believe there’s more out there, somewhere. I also see signs of passed loved ones perhaps showing me that they are watching over … just keep eyes open!

  8. Such a comforting way to look at death. I grew up being taught that there was such finality in death instead of celebrating it. I will have to check out your resources. I know a few people that could use them.

  9. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    My grandmother used to tell me that when a loved one passes away, they become stars in the sky. I believed her and now when I look up at the night sky, I see her, my grandfather, my dad and my aunt. I miss them but I am comforted that their light continues to shine in my life.

  10. Dogvills says:

    Reading your post is always so comforting. When my dad passed, I thought I could not go on with my life. It devastated my mom and I saw how she was engulfed with grief. However, remembering how much Daddy loved us was enough for my mom, my siblings and I to start picking up the pieces and heal. His light shines through in each and every one of us.

  11. Theresa says:

    My cousin shared a sweet post of my dad (who passed away 20 years ago) on Facebook the other day. It was comforting to see all of the people who still saw his bright light shining, even after all of those years he’s been gone.

  12. Liz Mays says:

    You really do have to cherish the time you spent with loved ones. It’s hard to think about anything but the loss itself sometimes.

  13. Truer words were never spoken. They are right here with us. Faith is believing in something we can’t see touch or feel. And I have faith that they are here with us.

  14. Marcie W. says:

    Thank you for this uplifting message! There are so many things that dull the bright light within us and it can be hard to shine again once it has been dimmed.

  15. I miss my mom and there were so many unanswered questions surrounding her death so it makes it harder. I love the quote and will keep it in mind.

  16. Loss is difficult to deal with, but I love the perspective that instead of burying someone, you are sending them to their homecoming, and as a long time butterfly lover, they have always represented a loved one reaching out or lucky change – to me a loved one that has crossed over, is now an extra angel on my shoulder, those thoughts somehow bring me peace and healing.

  17. It’s not easy to lose both parents but my mom’s passing was the most difficult one that I had to deal with. I still deal with it especially when it’s her death anniversary. It’s heartbreaking when you remember them but I know it’s better to think about how beautiful they made our lives because of their presence.

  18. Kiwi says:

    I believe in spirits and that people energies live on after death. I know its hard for some people to understand because of grieving but I can understand the light that can still linger on its an energy.

  19. Crystal says:

    Losing those we love is never easy. But inspiration like this can make healing come sooner.

  20. Heather says:

    So tough! I have been challenged with the loss of loved ones, but your words are a source of uplifting hope. I hope healing is near.

  21. Cynthia says:

    This made me smile, as it reminds me of my grandparents, both passed away last year. I miss them so much, they had such a bright light that shines to this day.

  22. This is such an encouraging post. This is a topic that is hard for me to discuss, so I’m appreciative.

  23. Thena says:

    What a great quote. We all shine bright from within! Let’s share it out!

  24. A loss is so very difficult. Its the absence of the person from your presence. But knowing that person will be able to be in your life later does help.

  25. Jack Jaleby says:

    Mom the first teacher the first person who cared …. The real motivator in ma life …I know it is a difficult situation 🙁

  26. Brandi H says:

    I love the quote in the main photo. This was written well with sincere. I lost my son 9 years ago at the age of 13. It’s been hard every single day.

  27. Death is such a hard pill to swallow, i recently read that death never gets easier to deal with it just gets different and I totally agree with that.

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