Sometimes I need a reminder to take life one day at a time, so maybe someone else does too. This life isn’t easy. We have billionaires living with so much money they will never spend it all while we have people who are homeless and can’t find food to eat. We have people who are so cruel they spend their entire lives torturing and hurting others. And those people are left to try and move through life with trauma so heavy they don’t know where to turn or how to get through it. We have pharmaceutical companies making so much money off of the sick instead of making it known the sick have other options. This world is complex and confusing. So one day at a time is helpful. And so is believing that everything will fall together the way it’s supposed to.
We live in a crazy world. People are mean and hurtful just because they can be. If someone’s views are different, or they love someone of their choosing, others will rip them apart and spread hate. Why? What does this do and does it actually benefit anyone?
Why can’t we all just be kind, be respectful, be truthful? I don’t feel like these are hard concepts. Children were once taught to be all 3 things, but now as adults, no one seems to understand any of it. People hate me because I’m a woman married to a woman. Why? What does my life have to do with anyone else’s? It doesn’t. I’m not hurting anyone with my choice. There is a lot worse I could do in my life. I could be hurting people. I could be taking money to be a liar and to mess with peoples’ minds. I could be a murderer. I could be so many things that maybe might justify judging me, but not who I love.
There are so many ways we can contribute to making the world better. The next time you disagree with someone, you can speak it, that’s fine. What isn’t fine is being mean and hurtful or physically hurting someone because you don’t agree with them. Think of your words and actions before proceeding.
There will always be times when the struggles of life become overwhelming. When those times hit, know you’re doing the best you can. Some might make you feel like you’re doing it all wrong or try to take your focus away and make you want to give up. Keep going anyhow. You’ll get to where you’re meant to be. Give yourself patience and grace.
There are times when I become frustrated by this life. Why can’t it be easier? Why can’t I have all the answers? When will I know where I’m going and how I’m going to get there? I end up with a lot more questions than answers the more I let my mind go. I have to stop myself. I have to realize that life isn’t guaranteed to be easy. I have to understand there is a bigger picture being worked out that I have no clue about it. I have to have faith and hope that it will all come together the way it’s supposed to. And most importantly, I need to just take the time to appreciate what is good in my life. My focus needs to be on the blessings I have and let God handle the rest.