Distrust. Abuse – mentally and physically. Heartache. Debt. War. Drugs. Death.
Sometimes it is a chore to think past the moment you are in, cringing at the thought of having to face another day pretending life is great and all is good in the world. There is a feeling of doom surrounding you with dread as in ‘The Little Red Hen’ – “the sky is falling, the sky is falling.” You cut corners paying bills, robbing Peter to pay Paul. Your family wants for nothing – you make sure of that – someway – somehow. You are blindsided with tension and guilt on the home front.
Then – and only if you believe – the clouds fade away, the sun is shining brightly and the world is smiling, welcoming you with open arms. Lessons have been learned through trial and error, and a lot of ups and downs.You’ve learn to cut corners in you lifestyle instead of cutting corners in paying your bills. You’ve learned your lesson and realized possessions are only material things or ‘stuff’ and what is important are friends, relationships, family. You throw everything you have into being happy with what you have and to make the most of it. The game of life becomes easier to deal with. You are actually coping. No tension. No guilt.
So now we have – Sunshine. Smiles. Laughter. A sense of security.
Why is it that sometimes this is a hard lesson to learn? Why is it that we have to learn from our own mistakes instead of learning from others? Maybe it’s a process we all have to go through. Life is what we make it! Make it good!