Loss – Day 9

9 Elul 5774
By Leonard Goodman


You can never really appreciate what you have until you’ve lost it.

You can never understand someone else’s loss until you experience it.

You can never replace what you’ve lost but you can always remember it.

You can never sleep the same way again and you’ll always dream about it.

You can never live life the same way again but, for the sake of others, you must live it.

You can never love the same way again but you can show love to those who need it.

The truth is you can never go back to the way it was and it may take forever to get over it.

4 Responses to Loss – Day 9

  1. rosalee lubell September 3, 2014 at 8:04 pm #

    Very powerful, Len.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    • Jeff Merkow September 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

      You’re so right Len.
      Thanks for being a great friend.
      Wishing you and your family
      health, happiness and wonderful memories
      in the coming new year, and always.

  2. Denise Silberman September 4, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    So lovingly written and so very true for those of us who grieve the loss of our closest loved one, especially during the upcoming holidays. Thank you for sharing this Len!

  3. Rise' Kirbo September 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    Precise and poignant. I don’t know you but we are united by loss and love. Your words speak for many of us. I feel you. Thank you for sharing.