It isn't easy, as our tears fall, to believe something good will come out of our sorrow, is it? Harder yet, to imagine rainbows and clear skies returning. But they do, and always will. It's difficult to believe that though, when our sorrow is dark and deep, so painful we have no words to describe it; difficult to believe, when at the moment, we're struggling to remain strong, doing all we can to prevent that first tear from falling, doing all we can to keep from letting anybody know we hurt so much.
Life is a roller coaster, oftentimes buckling us into the passengers seat without bothering to ask if we even want to take a ride. Life's road is difficult. We can go to sleep believing everything is fine; family is good, life is perfect, only to wake the next day to find out we're losing everything. It is happening to millions of people every day. Millions of people each day, are waking up sorrowful, doing their best to be strong, struggling so hard not to cry.
For some reason, each of us struggles so hard to be brave; to put on that happy smile, adjust that happy attitude, fight our best to shove the burden down, to not cry. Why do we make things so hard for ourselves? I've had male friends tell me they can't allow themselves to cry, because if they did, their loved ones would see them as weak. I've had others say they fear crying, are afraid once they start they'll be unable to stop.
I view crying as a necessary thing, a healthy thing, the other side of JOY.
You cannot experience one without having experienced the other. We would not appreciate joy without having first tasted sorrow. They are sisters in life, joy and sorrow. One puts such agony upon your spirit that tears flow, whether or not you wish them too. The other so fills your spirit with happiness that again, the tears flow.
Where are you today? I'd like to share a few of my favorite lines from one of my favorite authors. From his book "The Prophet""When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is
only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrorful look again in your heart, and you shall see that
in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."
I pray your day is a good one. Remember that the world runs on opposites. When we remember this, our low, depressing, sad, or blue days, are much more easy to handle.