“Often it is at our lowest points in life that we learn the most. We say, “God this is too much. Life has disappointed me beyond all belief.’…Those low moments are the magical moments. They are the beginning stages of our journey.”
-(Handbook for the Soul, Melody Beattie)
I am reminded of this most recently as I attempt to make sense of the confusion that dominates my heart. Things happen in this life we have no control over, but it’s how we react to the uncontrollable that shape us and keep us on this ever-learning journey. We are often faced with disappointment and hurt that takes over the root of our happiness. The sorrow and frustration infect our hearts and are immune to the positive thoughts we try to feed ourselves.
Often, mistaken selfishness can be a cry for selflessness. My heart breaks in disappointment because of your actions but cries out that God will touch your soul and use this accident as a life-changing lesson. Life is a blessing; an unique opportunity to define, discover and love. Unfortunately, we all take it for granted and I feel we are only reminded of how fortunate we truly are when someone loses their opportunity at life- or is close to losing their opportunity. We must cherish those miraculous moments when God is present and chooses to keep our loved ones here with us. We must value those moments when God gives us a second chance.
Although this post is more personal, I hope it’s a reminder to all. It’s at our lowest points in life when we learn the most. It’s the times that we go without when we have appreciation for what we have. It’s the moments we say goodbye that we cherish all of our hellos. It’s the close encounters that teach us value, meaning and the true depth of love.
*Dedicated to my big brother.*