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She gave her car key to the youngest child in the car while she went to buy some stuff in the mall.
Upon her return, the boy had misplaced the key and the whole family was stranded on the road. Observing her discomfort with innocent kids without a masculine shepherd, I joined the search party.
For each passing minute without the key, she landed the boy that had the key with a slap or a concentrated curse!
After few minutes, she strayed in frustration into a motorbike's way and was knocked down. It was in the process of helping her up and picking the pieces of her belongings that the car key was found. She had already lost herself before the key was found!
Many people lose themselves in search of what is missing in their lives.
Many lose their moral limb while searching for the "missing rib"!
Some lose their health while searching for material wealth.
I know those who lost their message while searching for relevance and sponsors.
Some lose their marriage while searching for a mirage.
Some have lost their integrity while looking for affinity.

Don't get missing because something was lost. Sometimes, you just need to ignore the emotional missing link so you can remain spiritually connected.
Don't lose your mind because the job is lost.
Don't lose your children while searching for their school fees.
Don't lose your mantle while searching for a title.
When those things are eventually discovered or acquired, greater things (yourself, relationship, character, values & virtues) would have probably dissolved!
When you eventually hammer that deal, will your nail still be strong enough to hold the woods of your integrity in a proper frame?
By the time you get popular, will you not be strange to dignity?
By the time you get that visa or fame, will your passport to purity not have been torn?
When you eventually make the money, will your marriage/friendship/relationships still have meaning? 
Ponder on these....

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