I am happy to announce that I will be a part of the “Sophie’s blog” for life! Thank you all so much for all of your nice messages of support and encouragement. I truly appreciate it.
I’ve noticed that there are a handful of Sophies that you’ve made a big deal of with your blog posts over the years. I noticed that last night as well, but I’m going to start talking about it again. I hope you’ll forgive me.
My very first post was a very heartfelt tribute to my friend sophie who passed recently. It is hard to find people with whom we can share our grief and loss, and I am so very grateful that we do. The Sophies have been a source of comfort to me for so long, that I have the strength to tell people how I feel. Now that my sister is gone, I am afraid of sounding like a broken record.
I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed by her post. It was short, and it seemed to be about the news rather than the person. I wish she hadn’t included anything from the news article; I feel like I missed the point. My sincere condolences to her, but I hope you understand that I was not trying to be insensitive.
I understand that it might be easier for you to be sympathetic to the grief of a family member, but I have no sympathy for the fact that you feel you need to tell someone how you feel. All of us, regardless of age, are made of the same stuff, and we all cope with tragedy in our own ways.
Now THAT is a real statement! And I don’t think that just because you feel you need to tell someone how you feel doesn’t make it easier. It does make it much harder, but it does not make it any more understandable. People are people, and that is not going to change.
I think that is true as well. I don’t think it’s ever going to change. However, since I’ve been writing about it, I’ve been thinking about the fact that there are always people who feel like it’s their responsibility to tell someone how they feel, even if they don’t know why.
I think this is one of those things that really hits home a lot with people. The fact that we, as a society, have a standard way of saying “you need to be more understanding of what you say/do”. We have certain things we have to be better as a society, and we take it as a given that people should always be understanding and have a better understanding of how they act.
But the thing is people often make bad decisions to try and make someone else feel better. A lot of these people think they are being nice, but in reality they are just trying to make someone else feel better.
We have all heard the phrase “it’s okay to be yourself”, but that is not always true in life. What is true is that it doesn’t matter if you’re yourself and you’re not yourself. It is okay to be yourself, but it is also okay to be yourself in a way that shows you are who you are.