Life can get you down pretty hard, pretty quick. Or at least it does for me. But life takes courage and strength to live. But the down side to being strong all the time is that can become dull and hard But the fact is life is made enjoyable by a handful of things:
- Friends and Family
- Little Things
Seems simple enough but it can be hard.
Friends and Family
Not everyone has a good circle of friends or a great family base. But not every family has to be blood. Not everyone you meet needs to be a friend. You just need a few who will go to hell and back for you. Because the family, the good kind, will support you. To help you through the rough times and yank you back in line when you drift.
Choose carefully. Choose wisely.
Let them earn that amount of trust. Be the person you want someone to be for you.
Life is full of ups and downs. Moving fast and taking it slow. And for every mountain summit you reach, there is a deep canyon of darkness. Triumphs and joys countered by failures and pain. What makes things easier through the roller coaster of life is finding humor in the small things.
Like the photo in this post.
A trucker stuck that toy on the back of his rig and hauled it down the highway. It may seem silly. It may seem childish but it brought a smile to my face. For a moment, I forgot about the bills that I need to pay. The equipment that I need to get for work (which could run up to a 1000 dollars or more). I just smiled and laughed. Then promptly did a reckless thing and took a photo.
Don’t do that.
A lot of people would say “attitude” or “positive energy”. To a degree, attitude does help facing challenges. It keeps you getting lost in the works or emotions of the challenges.
Positive energy, personally, is full of it and you just need to take it one day at a time. Or one minute at a time. Whatever you need to take.
There is an old saying that goes something like this: “how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time”. Basically, any challenge can be conquered by taking it one step at the time. Yes, feel emotions and accept them. But don’t let emotions run you.
Life is full of ups and downs. I don’t know everything or have the best method on how to get there. Nor do I have it all together. To quote my closest friend: I’m a hot mess.