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.