Nobody has the perfect life. Often we look at famous people and think that if we just had their money, house, wife, husband, children, etc. etc. etc. etc. THEN we would be happy.
Well, that isn’t the reality of living.
First of all, you are you for a reason. There is only one of you which makes being you pretty special. Maybe you aren’t liking you or your life. Well, I guarantee that you are not the only one feeling that way.
Life is filled with experiences that do not come with an instruction manual on how to make it through them with a big smile on your face or even to succeed. Trials and tribulations abound at every turn and often create tension, stress and unhappiness. There is no escape. The only way to get through is to dig in and live…one way or another. Your choices may not always be the best and you will make mistakes, but just keep trying.
There are some people who must endure more hardships than others. It may be inequitable, but it is just a fact of existing. An ancient Chinese proverb states:
nor a man perfected without trials.”
Maybe you’re like me and think, I do not want to be polished or perfected! High Five to you my friend. I think the whole experience of getting dirty in the mire is not only a drag, but way too hard for wimps and I’m the Queen of Wimps. While trying to make my own self feel better this evening, I read:
are often blessings in disguise.”
I’ve had so many trials during the last few years that I couldn’t make them all fit in a giant dump truck and I know that I’m not alone in the hardships. If bitter trials are blessings, then I’m going to end up with one HUMONGOUS blessing in life. Right?
I have many blessings already and just recently God granted my daughter a longer life on this planet with me. Should I be satisfied and just smile all the time since I’m loaded with blessings?
Hmmmm…probably, but I don’t think that is human nature and I haven’t progressed to that point either. Each day, however, we need to make a concerted effort to recognize the good in our lives and ourselves no matter how hard it may be to do. We also need to express our thanks to those people in our lives who love us and sacrifice for us. A more thankful heart will become tolerant of those around us because the knowledge that everyone has tough times will remain prevalent in our minds.
While I struggle through my trials here and you struggle with your trials there, we can find peace knowing that…
We ARE special.
God DOES love us.
This WILL pass.
Life IS dirty, but we have the tools, big machines and the power to move the dirt.
Your friend in the mud,