Life’s difficulties do not discriminate. It doesn’t matter who you are or if you’re struggling in one area of life already, nothing about you is untouchable. You may have a newborn baby, a difficult teenager, an illness, financial struggles, or rocky roads in general, you are still susceptible to yet another weight on your shoulders.
There may be times that you feel like it is an impossibility to even imagine things working out. “Everything happens for a reason”. We hear this expression often in life and sometimes it’s easy to believe. On the contrary, it can also sound like a crock of you know what. How can you tell the difference? Well, you can’t. At least not until you discover said reason. Things become clear when you are finally opening the new door you were seeking after the old door shut in your face. Another expression.. “when one door closes, another opens”.
It all sounds lovely and encouraging but it’s hard to find that other door in most cases. Hide and seek isn’t quite as much fun as it used to be. All we can do is our best to stay positive and focus on all the things in our lives that are wonderful. Our children, first and foremost, are the #1 reason to stay on an optimistic path. They are precious miracles that provide living proof that everything DOES happen for a reason. Embrace them and life will fall back into perspective. Not only do our children naturally set things right again, but we have our loved ones (family and friends) that offer so much support and understanding it makes it practically impossible to feel alone.
Rock bottom only gives you one option and that is to climb. So strap on your harness and get moving. Wallowing isn’t appealing and certainly does nothing for you. Rally your troops and dive in. Seek, conquer and destroy!