(I recently received a comment from someone who does not have issues. They are happy and have a happy family life. They appreciated the content here but didn’t resonate with it as well as others may. We are all at different places in our lives and some of us have outstanding issues and many do not. We are all welcome here.
Even if we have problems in our lives the “good news” content applies to us as well. I am so pleased to get so many comments. It truly makes me light up!
Grace is what we gain when we are at peace with the direction that our life is going. Grace walks up beside of us and takes a place at our right hand. Grace stays with us through the journey as long as we allow it.
When we fret or worry, grace may not be felt as intimately as we usually might. Worry takes us out of our balanced state. We look at situations but may not get the full value as we would if we were closely connected to grace.
Grace partners closely with faith. The happy man with the loving family has plenty of both. We face many challenges and obstacles in life. How we get through, has everything to do with perspective.
We may even be blissfully happy if we have very little money. It is all about your perspective. You have what you need. Your house is not a palace but that’s ok too. Do you have food on the table and hot water to bathe with? Wonderful!
The struggle is when you do not have all that you need. You may feel the pressure of life more severely if you have little food or few clean clothes. How does one survive when faced with these circumstances? Grace , faith and perspective.
We grow strong through hard times. It is the losses that help us to appreciate the successes. People endure losing a loved one or getting a serious illness. Through this we find the celebration of wellness and having those we love around us.
It is a process. The happy person did not come to be happy without surviving some challenging times. The celebration is sweeter when we have had to work for what we have. Gathering all the things you need in life is a journey.
Age doesn’t always matter. People are happy at any point in their life. It is about perspective not maturity. How many times were we wonderfully happy and someone had to bring us back down into the grey by pointing out how miserable we should be? How unfair!
Keep your cool. Life is about learning. Look at every situation as a opportuntiy to learn, grow and become stronger. Even if you are that happy person. Keep your positive attitude and share it with others.
We all take turns in life. At one point we are the student. Other times we are the teacher. The situation will present itself when we are ready to experience it. We all came into this life to learn and to grow. It is a process. What we once unwaveringly believed we may no longer feel as strongly about. Growth and strength may shift our focus and teach us that something wasn’t as important as we once thought it was.
We are at various stages in our emotional growth. We are all ok. It isn’t a race it is a process. Everyone has so much to share. We need the happy people, the sad people, the well and the sick. This is the opportunity that this life presented to us.
Stay on your path. Find lessons in every situation. Travel with grace, faith and perspective. We will come back together in the end.
With God’s Ever Present Love,