How do we deal with  personal tragedies in our lives, especially when we don’t expect it and are hit with it on a day that seems to be going just fine? Tragedy can either make us or break us as individuals and we can either cope with it, and get stronger, or lose ourselves in it.

Let us take a look at the meaning of tragedy in our Webster Dictionary before going any further.

Tragedy-An event causing great suffering, destruction and distress such as a loss, serious accident, crime or natural catastrophe.

Daily Wisdom Word Definition of tragedy-Sadness and suffering caused by any form of loss including death, an ending of a relationship, or unexpected accident.

Tragedy comes in all forms and we have to find a way to cope with it.  I have written on loss and endings before, but tragedy in an all-encompassing word for all of this.  It hurts our hearts and is so painful, especially when the tragedy is personal, up close and real.

World tragedy happens all of the time.  We just recently had two mass shootings over one weekend by people motivated by racial tragedy.  This has hurt our Nation and our false belief that we are invincible and safe.  World tragedies like this, have not warning, usually and hit us out of left field, sometimes when we least expect it.  World tragedy affects all of us, and makes us feel a little less sure of our control on life.

Personal tragedy is the hardest I believe, because you must COPE with immediate changes and sadness you feel from them especially when you lose someone you love.  Sometimes personal tragedy takes form in a break-up or death.  When this happens, especially with no warning, our immediate circumstances CHANGE FOREVER and we feel them from our bones.

Our hearts break and we often ask the question, WHY?  Why did this have to happen to us?  It is important to mention that how we cope with tragedy and how sensitive we are has much to do with the way we survive it.  A break-up with someone you love can cause great personal tragedy.  A death of a loved one can cause tragedy and loss as well.  A personal break-up can feel like the end of the world, but we do have a choice with how we cope with it.

We must make the best of tragedies.  At the end of every thunderstorm there is often a rainbow that follows, full of color and beauty.  Sometimes, it takes tragedies to make us stronger or to see CHANGE.  REAL CHANGE.  We have to look inside them and find the lesson they hold, as well as cope with the devastating loss, no matter what it is.

Many of us think we are in control of everything.  However, that is simply an illusion.  Bad things continue to happen around us even if it is not to us, directly.

LOSS, especially personal of those we love, is to myself the hardest, but my life is not over.  Who is to say what the next thing to happen is in my life that may make me realize this is not the worst thing in the world?

Thanks so much for reading about tragedy today.  PLEASE, I urge you to “join the discussion” beneath this article, and give us your thoughts on tragedy.  Thanks so much for reading, and have a beautiful and blessed day.dd

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Samantha Leboeuf-founder/daily wisdom words, LLC
Founder: Daily Wisdom Words, LLC. I love Poetry and am an Author as well.   There is a lot of meaning in the title of my book, Daily Wisdom Words, Volume l. My previous experience is in Sales and Marketing. Previously, I was in charge of Development through the Marketing and Sales of New Homes' in new home communities for close to 20 years.  I was a licensed Real Estate Broker selling/listing homes in the Colorado market.  While doing this, I hosted a cable network show called, "From Trees to Keys", my portion for Colorado Living Inc.. I enjoyed creating interview questions, working for Developers of New Home Communities, hosting Live on actual construction sites, describing and displaying on television camera various stages of construction as the home was built from start to finish. I interviewed various land developers, New Home Builders, Real Estate Brokers, and other people in the Real Estate Business for one year. Previous Experience: I was licensed through the "Securities and Exchange Commission" as a Principal for Limited Partnerships and sold them as well. I held a Series 22, 63, as well as License, to manage a brokerage firm called a series 39. I enjoyed running a small branch office of an Oil and Gas Company in Colorado for approximately one year. Hobbies: I have always loved Poetry and Writing.  I was declared "Permanently Disabled" due to Breast Cancer and CRPS-(Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  I began focusing on my writing. I volunteered for an online poetry community,  "Realistic Poetry" for approximately six months. I decided to start Daily Wisdom Words, LLC after volunteering for an online poetry community and thinking of ways that I would improve this concept and offer something for every KIND of #Writer:  Authors, Bloggers, Poets, Songwriters, Original Quote Creatives, and short story writers. I have two grown children, a son, 33, and a daughter 31,  who lives in Idaho with her husband. They have a son, my first grandchild who will be three years old, soon!  They welcomed their second child, Easton Jay into the world, 5/4//2021. Updates are necessary as my son is now married to my lovely daughter-in-law who is awesome.  She just gave birth to their first son on 5/5/2021, who is so beautiful having the name Logan James Leboeuf. This is her and my son's first child.  Hard to believe their child has a birthday one day ahead of my daughter and son-in-law's second child, Little E.  So exciting!!  I love children! Thanks so much for reading!  We humbly love this community and the members who are part of it. We think of ourselves as a family, and every member makes up part of it.  Please view our website, fully as it is constantly changing!!  We are always adding new prompts, and new content, and are so very proud to be debuting with our first podcast, "Daily Wisdom Words Podcast."  Episode #101 with Dr. Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden.  She will be our first guest.  Please watch as it airs 6/12/2021 June 12, 2021 9:00 am pacific time.  Thank you in advance if you are new to daily wisdom words, and welcome to the family. Samantha LeBoeuf
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