Coffee And Tears
It had started badly; it turned worse and hinted at becoming ruinous. ~ Grace Draven
Bad news. Should we take notes or toss it into the bin? I talk to people for a living. I hear a lot of bad news. It’s not my bad news but I feel it just the same. It’s been a year of divorces, cancer, and near financial ruin for far too many people. And that’s not the half of it. I wish I could wave a magic wand and restore my friends to their former unchallenged glory. I am sorry to say it is not my place to fix their current fresh hell. I would if I could. I know what it is like to struggle and pray to win when your losing streak just won’t let you be. It’s not the good part. No getting around it.
Be nice if we could time travel to the past and change the choices and unforeseen events that would bring us to the current desperation. Be nice. Ain’t gonna happen. It pains me to say that. I speak this harsh truth with love. Understand, I have been around long enough to know that good news and bad news are temporary states. Conditions we should not become terribly enthusiastic about. Recognize them. Bless them. They won’t last. Only life lasts. It lasts until it is done. Until it is done we cope. We ride the waves. The rough and the perfect. On any given day you may not feel like surfing but surf you will. You will surf with grace or you will surf poorly. You will read the wave incorrectly and wipe out. You will read the wave like you are the wave and have the ride of your life. You will do all of this in a period of 24 hours over and over again. Until your final wave.
We can all atone that the worst days of our lives began like any other. Almost painful in its ordinariness. We drink our morning coffee. Steel ourselves for another day like the one before. Sigh. Shed a cleansing tear. Then. The bad news comes creeping in the back door of our half asleep walking excuse for a life. Its loud but its not clear. Neither is the good news. The thing is, good news and bad news are the architects of change. Not many people like change. Not really. We like options. But change? Not yet. Not now. Not today.
You know the feeling of being on the wrong side of a whispered conversation? You know the feeling of being the subject of the only conversation in town? Yeah? K. Well, neither of those conversations were important. What is important is how we listened and learned and moved forward.
Sending Love, Light & Oceans of Bliss …