I woke up the other morning while vacationing in Europe thinking about walking life's healing journey, not sure why it was on my mind, but here is something to remember ... at least in my opinion.
We all have issues. Let's just be real here. Not one person on planet earth now or ever before, except maybe Jesus :) was/is perfect, we all have issues. Whether it's abuse, physical challenges, addition, dysfunction, in-laws, etc etc.
I think that we should NOT allow our lives to be defined by whatever "issues" or "brokenness" that was or is present in our lives. Make sense? I think we should focus on the healing portion, and the good and awesome stuff while walking through whatever brokenness we may be dealing with. I have had conversations over and over with people that seem to be just consumed by the ugly stuff in their lives, it's all they think about, and talk about. And sometimes it's even from their childhood, and they are now in their 40's. Please understand I am in NO WAY saying we should bury our heads in the sands of "everything is great" when it is not, BUT to stay focused on your "issues" all your life, to me is no way to live life.
Focus on the health, the beauty, the fixed, the healing, the love and the joys that are all around. Even when you have some handicap, don't let that define you or "ruin" your life. Yes, life sucks sometimes, no doubt! Even for those who seem to have such a wonderful "facebook" life, they don't. That includes me.
Life is so short, even if you live a long full life, it's short. I feel this especially being here in Europe and visiting all the Roman Ruins that are over 2,000 years old. Millions of people, including Kings, Priests, the rich, the poor, the tall, the short, etc have come and gone. They were once here, lived a life, then gone. Dust. And that's where we are all headed; dust.
So I guess my challenge is this, ENJOY every minute of your life, whether you feel it sucks or not. Life is a lot perspective, I feel. At least I have seen people in my life who have had terrible things happen to them, and have lost much and yet they are happy and go on living life and enjoying each moment. Then I have also met people who have lost things too and yet it's defined them. They stopped living. Life ended at the loss. It's very sad, because it's a choice how we respond to life; the good, the bad, the ugly AND the good.
Live your life, enjoy your life, and always be kind to everyone, everywhere at all times. You'll never regret that.
I love you!