Each of us has a journey to take, the path we travel on in life. Some paths are straight and lined up to look great and others have crooks and turns. We all choose to look at those individuals who seem to have the straight path and think “man I wish that was me” or “why do they always have it so easy”. The honest truth is that even those with “the straight path” don’t always have it that easy and most times the grass is not greener just because of the color.
I was married with the best of things, a husband who made a lot of money. We both had new vehicles, we had a new house, we even had a boat we took to the river most weekends. Looking at us from the outside, we had it all. That was so not true. We had too many fights, there was too much drinking, bills piling up, and just not enough care and concern for each other. That marriage ended in the worst of ways.
I have also struggled by working extra hours to pay my bills and been much happier. It’s a journey. How many times you fall isn’t as important as how many times you get up, dust off and keep going.
I grew up thinking that I had to be just like my sister or just like my brother. I felt that my parents would not love me the same if I did not measure up. I still feel like the black sheep of the family on most days, I still struggle to “measure up” and feel like I’m important to my family. I have depression and daily I am trying to learn to take my own path and just enjoy being me. I cannot follow anyone else’s path in life, nor can they follow mine. I have had to make my own mistakes, travel my own roads of heartbreak and sorrow, and learn to be stronger standing on my own two feet- not anyone else’s. Just enjoy your journey, take the good moments and cherish each one. Then learn to let go of the pain after a heartbreak or disappointment teaches you a lesson. I leave you with these thoughts.
Psalm 139:14- I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Don’t let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life- Author unknown.