How many times can Lightning Strike ???

For those of us who have experienced significant numbers of ‘losses’ in our lives, the Lightning Strikes seem to come at the very worst, OR unexpected times.

When I published my 2nd book in July 2017, “He Hit The Clouds Running … and never looked back … ” I probably was thinking, or perhaps hoping, that my death loss numbers would stop, or at least, diminish. All was peaceful on the funeral front until the very end of December 2021 and a very awesome lady succumbed to health challenges and went Home to be with the Lord.

Five days letter, I received a phone call from a family member announcing the immediate death of a sibling. Two months after that shock, a discovery of a deceased business partner was on my plate. Yes, people do say that all deaths come in threes – I have not done the Math to see if those add up in my life, but this DID add up to three this time, for me.

There are several similarities about the death experience – people talk about ‘stages of grief’ and ‘having no regrets’ and ‘moving on with one’s own life’ but let’s think about the differences. People have reactions to the death of a loved one, friend, family member, co-worker, and those reactions can be very different.

Would the relationship you had with the deceased be the variable ?  Would the way he/she died make a difference in your reaction to it ?  Whether or not there was a Celebration of Life, would that offer ‘closure’ for you ?

Let’s all agree to disagree that every death is different, yet the reactions to the Lightning Strikes in our lives make us realize that God is totally in charge. If you would like to have my second book, on video recording, which means at no charge to you, just click this link and it will take you to my YouTube Channel Playlist and you will be able to hear, firsthand, What to Say and What NOT to Say, when someone has died (my opinion, of course) and it may help us all realize that the Dash between our birthdate and our death date is a VERY important DASH.


Cathy Weaver

Cathy Weaver began Networking full time in June of 2008, when she founded her Miracles With Water company. She started Networking all over the Greater Kansas City area and was soon referred to as a ‘Master Networker’. Her involvement in these groups over the years has actually awarded her designations such as 2012 Volunteer of the Year for the Olathe Chamber of Commerce; a four-time Bartlett-Olson Membership Achievement Award Recipient; and Cathy was voted into the KC Magazine’s 2013 Class of Most Influential Women. In 2018, Cathy was selected as the Kansas Women Business Advocate of the Year by the Kansas Department of Commerce. With the success of her Kangen Water business, dba Miracles With Water, Cathy also found the time to write 3 books: "Networking On Steroids" published in 2012, "He Hit The Clouds Running...and never looked back" published in 2017 and "Networking On Steroids PQ" published in 2020. From #water to #networking to #grief and beyond, Cathy may be that person YOU would like to have speak to your group, virtually, of course.

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