Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In Order to Experience the Good

Well hello there! Long time eh? Let's just say I took a little break from the blogging world. Burnout happens with everything in life, but if you love it, you'll come back to it sometime. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

So how's everything going? Good? Not so great? 

The other day, after forcing myself to go to the gym, I treated myself to a smoothie at Jamba Juice then went to Barnes & Noble to look around. I came across a book that caused my thinking wheels to turn.
I knew I smelled something burning!

I briefly skimmed the back of the book before having an "aha" moment. --->In order to feel or experience the "good" in life, we MUST experience the "bad". Some of you may be nodding your head right about now.

In order to feel good, we must feel bad at some point. In order to have a good day, we must have a bad day every now and then. Is this sinking in? 

Lately I've been feeling, how do I say, down in the dumps. There have been certain smells in the air that have been triggering memories of my grandpa. A very close relative who is struggling with cancer is undergoing surgeries and treatments. Life just seems weird right now for me.

I have a lot to be thankful for but I can't help but allow the question "Why do bad things happen" loom around in my head. Then it hits me, like a ton of bricks!

We wouldn't even know what good feels like if that was the only thing we experienced! 

In order to have a good run, we must experience a bad run.
In order to have a good meal, we must taste a bad one.
In order to feel good, we must feel bad at some time or another.

Ya catch my drift?

So the next time life seems to be handing me lemons by the bucket full, I'll remember to let myself feel whatever it is that needs to be felt and think, This is part of life. I'll embrace the good times even more after this time has passed.

So tell me one of your aha moments you've had recently. 


  1. I definitely agree with this philosophy. It is important to try to live all moments of life as fully as possible and this includes the bad ones :( But I try to tell myself that the good wouldn't be as good without the bad to compare it to. I'm sorry things are difficult for you at the moment but I hope that you get to experience the good soon as well!

    1. Thanks :-)
      What's important is how we handle every situation. Understanding that life isn't going to always be easy is the first step to being able to deal with whatever comes our way!

  2. Sometimes taking a break from blogging is exactly what we need to come back and remember why we love doing it! I have said this before, but blogging is hard work!
    I am sorry you've been going through some not so good days! My life hasn't been all that great either lately, $550 car repair a few weeks ago and another $700 yesterday. My largest event ever is this weekend and I am a tad behind in schedule, it will work out, but sometimes when things in life aren't going the way we want, I notice everything lags a little. I am however, on my way out the door in a few minutes, I think a morning run is exactly what I need to recharge!

    1. Aw, car trouble is no fun! I'm sorry!
      Life is definitely a learning process, but we the key is learning and continuing to move forward. Not letting the bad days keep you down. :-)


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