Death is the only guarantee in this life. Some lives are shorter, some are longer, but no matter how long they were on this earth, it doesn't feel long enough to those who loved them.

Losing someone close to you, there is nothing like it. Whether it is a parent, child, friend, brother.

Trying to cope with loss is one of the hardest things to do in life because no two people go through it the same. It was said best on the TV show, Scrubs.

Some people cry, and that's fine. Some people choose to laugh, and guess what, that's okay too.

-Dr Cox, Scrubs (season 6 episode 16)

Coping with grief is not easy, and it's even harder to explain.

But the best analogy to grief I've ever seen is the ball in a box. 

Picture a box with a button at the bottom that inflicts pain. Inside that box is a ball bouncing around.

That box represents your grief.

In the beginning the ball is big, hitting the button relatively non stop.

As time goes on, the ball shrinks, only hitting the pain button every now and then. And while the pain is still there, it isn't as difficult to deal with, because as time goes on, a joy button appears at the top of the box.

And every once in a while that joy button is hit reminding you of the good times.

Grief is crippling, hard to explain, and it sucks, it just sucks losing someone that means the world to you.

This world is cruel.

But, if you surround yourself with people who love you and the world isn't so intimidating.

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