Batman Day & Experiencing Loss

Today is BATMAN DAY & I’d love to share Batman lesson with you that I’ve formulated from years of reading Batman comics

It is this….
EXPERIENCING LOSS DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE ALONE.

Experiencing Loss Doesn’t Mean You’re Alone.
-Nathan Caldwell

Some theaters are showing three Batman movies BAT to BAT to BAT!

Since I was a kid, Batman has always been my favorite superhero.

I love that he doesn’t have any super powers but still finds a way to outsmart, outwork, and overcome.

While not all of us have Bruce Wayne’s millions/billions, we can all see a little of ourselves in the character of Batman.

Sadly for some, we relate to the side of Batman that is that little boy in alone in an alley, dealing with terrible loss.

Many of us have moments in our lives from our childhood where we’ve felt alone and like Batman, whether consciously or subconsciously, have dedicated ourselves to never want to feel that way again and never cause anyone to feel that way.

BUT, THIS IS A VERY VERY IMPORTANT PIECE OF THE BATMAN LORE TO REMEMBER…

Even though he ‘THINKS‘ he works alone….HE DOESN’T!!!

He’s got a whole Bat-family! There’s Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, Commissioner Gordon, Superman, WonderWoman, I mean there’s the WHOLE JUSTICE LEAGUE for crying out loud! He even teamed up with the Ninja Turtles a time or two.

The point is, many of us have a voice in our head telling us, “You are alone.”
BUT, THAT VOICE IS LYING TO YOU.

You are NOT alone.

You ARE BATMAN!!!

So be kind to yourself and remember:

Experiencing Loss Doesn’t Mean You’re Alone.
Take time to remember who you have in your Bat-family!

Ask them to join you in your fight to never leave that child alone again.

And YOU! Something else you need to do,
Now that you’re older, bigger, stronger, and capable of saving the day…
Go back to that child (you) and tell that child (who feels all alone) who they will grow up to become.
Let that child know you will never leave them alone.
Let that child know you won’t continue to be a spectator.
Let that child know you won’t keep looking back at the moments of loneliness as an outsider looking in.
Let that child know that you are the same person.
Let that child know they experienced a loss but they are never alone.

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