Let’s face it, life can be messy at times.
Unsettled, in upheaval, difficult, complicated, broken, twisted, and under attack are just a few things that come to mind.
I feel life we can look at a “messy” life like a two-sided coin.
Many of life’s scenario’s such as the above mentioned can come to us when we least expect it, when we are unaware and unprepared.
This is one side of the coin.
As life moves along we may find we are actually more prepared to handle some of these “messy” events than expected.
Previous life lessons teach us, or should teach us, how to mentally get through some of life’s tougher times when they hit us.
Hopefully, inner strength is developed and we don’t allow ourselves to become totally unglued.
Not all unraveling is necessarily bad though. We can actually learn a lot about ourselves during such times.
Self-examination can become a positive for us as we learn what does and doesn’t work, or what we need to hold on to or let go of.
Trying to learn from life’s messy episodes that attack us can definitely be painful if not challenging to say the least.
And if or when we feel we are at our wit’s end, there is a Source we can call out to for strength and comfort.
I know this Source as the Creator, the Father God Almighty who loves me and is there for me during all times, and especially hard times.
Want to know something exciting?! He loves You and is there for you also. If you don’t know Him or have ever asked for His help, I encourage you to give Him a try.
Not like a genie in the bottle, of course. But as a genuine cry out to Him stating, ‘I need your help God because I can’t do this on my own anymore’ type of asking.
You may have the best experience of your life happen at that very moment. Or soon after.
I encourage you to keep your heart and eyes open for new and beautiful experiences from this. Recognize beauty within the pain, somewhere. It’s not all for nothing.
The other side of the coin is to not be afraid to get our hands dirty when others’ lives are messy.
Get in the trenches with them, both physically and emotionally. Be part of a support system for those who are hurting.
Become an avid listener and give your undivided attention when together. Offer needed material support when applicable. Give hugs and positive reinforcement. Be encouraging by pointing out the positive.
Sometimes only your presence will be needed with no words. Just an ear and a shoulder will be required. And of course your time. That precious commodity that so many of us don’t want to let go of or give away.
It’s during these times for others that we can help them manage their own messy times and help life be more bearable.
Settled, calm, peaceful, orderly, not so complicated. Completely opposite of the first list mentioned above.
It’s what we all want in these lives of ours. To enjoy life in the days given us without so much hardship, but knowing that we have support for those times when they do come. And they do come.
It’s then we can acknowledge life can be good, even when it’s messy!