A moment of great sadness
I am not sure if I can ever forget the events that took place on 2nd February 2018. On this day, I woke up, as usual, did the cleaning for my room and got set to start reading. Thirty minutes into my studies, I received a phone call from my mother, whose voice was shaking throughout the conversation. She said a lot of things but what I can remember is “come to the hospital as soon as you can.” After the conversation, that was when it crossed my mind that my grandfather was in a coma and had been at one of our local hospitals for close to a month. The previous night, my mother had gone to keep a watch on him. I rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, by the time I arrived, he was almost dying, the only word I heard was “tell him I love him and will always watch over him.” After that, he was no more. It was painful seeing my idol dying. What pained me, even more, was that while almost all my relatives were there next t his deathbed, I was not around. Aside from being my idol, he was like a father to me since I had lived with him since I was young. I am yet to come to terms with his death.
Causes of Stress
Stress has several causes. One of such causes is the loss of loved ones. I remember last year when I lost my grandfather; I was so stressed up to an extent I was unable to eat, play or even concentrate on my studies. Stress that results from such causes can last for days, months or even years. Another major cause of stress is a failure. In life, everyone desires to be successful. However, success does not come always. Whenever a person fails, he or she is likely to look down upon himself or herself. When I was in primary school, I failed to acquire the minimum required points to take me to the final grade. I was forced to repeat a class. Notably, this was a source of stress to me; however, I later accepted the situation and moved on. Stress can also be caused by emotional problems such as grief, anxiety, anger, and depression. It is apparent that got stressed up after learning of my grandfather’s death because of depression, anger, and guilt.