I keep trying to find something positive to say.
I want something positive to say.
I desperately want to tell you that everything in my life is hunky dory perfect.
But I’d be lying.
I’d be lying and you would know it.
You’d know it not because you are a voyeur or a peeping Tom or a nosy rosy.
No, you’d know because you live life too.
As long as we are on this side of the long dirt nap, life is going to continue to happen.
And brake jobs.
Those are all things that come with regular use of a car or truck.
At the very least those of us who are fully human will experience allergies and sinus infections. We’ll get toothaches and sore throats. The mother of all zits will show up right before the biggest meeting of our lives.
Too many business lunches? Yes, our clothes will get to tight and buttons will pop off. In the mornings, alarms will fail to wake us. And waking up on the wrong side of the bed will occasionally bite us in the backside–and the backsides of those who love us the most.
Sometimes those momentary irritations cause us far more distress than they really truly warrant. But such is the human condition and further proof that life is often not quite as hunky dory as we might want.
I’d really like to tell you something positive, but I can’t… well, that’s not quite true. I can positively tell you that life’s little irritations are here to stay.
And happens again.
Life is never going to be perfect.
Unfortunately, there are also times when you will face far worse than the kind of junk mentioned above.
At some point, you will come face-to-face with…
The kind of stuff that makes you question your resolve.
The kind of things that make you wonder if life is really worth living.
The kind of problems that will make you question what was previously unquestionable.
Been there; done that. Dread going there again even as I am still there in many respects. But, if life happens, as we know it does, one day there will be a fresh round of seemingly insurmountable heartaches and difficulties.
Like it or not, those days are coming.
For the first time or once again.
There is no long time immunity, at least on this side of the great divide.
My best advice for the human condition? Fix what you can while you can. Don’t sweat the small stuff. And what is not fixable at least by your hands? That’s when you need a faith to hang on to…
Here I am.
Hanging on sometimes by the smallest, but hanging on…
You can too!
Les Ferguson, Jr.