Saw this today and it spoke to me…
This spoke to me for many reasons. First, I love the message. We are so quick in life to blame others for our problems rather than looking inward. This drives me crazy. The idea that everyone else is responsible for all that is wrong in someone’s life is just insane. Of course, in our lives we will come across some bad influences or poor intentioned people but life is 99% of how we respond to those adversities. I wish we were teaching young people how to get up and dust themselves off a little bit better rather than looking for someone to point fingers at. I realize that this is easier said than done but it’s important to learn how to deal with and respond to all different kinds of situations and people. We are failing our kids in this department right now. It’s troubling.
The second part of this message speaks to me as well. Perhaps the people that have hurt me the most in life have taught me some of my most important lessons. It helped me choose my friends more carefully and maybe to guard my heart a little more closely but they also taught me that I can feel shattered and broken and absolutely bounce back. Some of these life disappointments are how I learned how truly strong I am and learning how strong you really are is pretty awesome!
Finally, this message speaks to me because I have been missing my friends, as I know most people are. Covid has made the normal gathering go away for the most part and I didn’t get to go to Chicago this summer to see my friends there either. So I am missing all my friends near and far and thinking about all the memories we have made together and I’m grateful.
I’m also thinking about how our young kids are only beginning on this journey and I’m both excited and nervous for them as I know they will have all different kinds of people and situations to deal with and overcome in their life. I’m grateful to be on that ride with them and hope Bryan and I can show them how strong they are.
So on this Friday night I am thinking about all the people in my life, both the good and the bad and I’m grateful for all the lessons I’ve learned and the memories we’ve made.