Don’t Ever Stop.

As his eyes opened, he immediately felt the tilt-a-whirl spinning in his head.  Slowly turning his focus to the side, he noticed the, luckily unbroken, empty whiskey bottle laying on the floor.  Trying to recall how he actually ended up on the couch instead of his bed, he shook his head, and decided it really didn’t matter.  The pain was too much to bother with unnecessary details, and this day would very likely be just like every other day…too much to bear.  With that in mind, he headed to the cabinet, opened it up, and took out a brand new, never opened bottle of whiskey, just like the day before, and began the day. 

Each and everyone of us have struggles.  Some more severe than others, but none of us are immune to some type of struggle or difficulty.  If we didn’t, we would be perfect, and that just isn’t possible.  Struggles can be anything from paying bills, to dieting, to waking up in the mornings, to even getting along with others.  Some struggles, like mentioned before can be much more severe.  Depression, abuse, bad relationships, death, drugs, only to name a few.  And, some of these struggles are a result of other struggles, or combinations of struggles.  So you see, no one is immune, it is only the severity.

I am no expert in anything.  I’m not a therapist, nor a psychologist, not even a religious guru.  I am only a man with an opinion, and some experience for what it’s worth, and I believe there is a way, maybe not to get rid of, but maybe lessen some of our burdens.   It isn’t a magic pill, a certain exercise, or even a specific song or prayer.  It is simply to keep. . .going.  Doesn’t sound like much does it?  In fact it may even sound a bit shallow depending on what specific struggle you may or may not be dealing with.  It kind of makes it sound like I am saying, “Suck it up, and forget about it.”  That isn’t exactly true.  Let me explain how I view it.

It’s kind of like one of those movies or cartoons where you find yourself walking along a path, trying to achieve a certain destination.  The Yellow Brick Road comes to mind from the Wizard of Oz.  Anyhow, as you walk along this path or whatever you want to call it, there are various things you run into, some good, some not so good.  The good things, obviously, make us happy and keep us moving forward on the path, to our final goal.  The bad things we run across, aka our struggles, try and contain us, stop us, keep us from moving forward, and can in some instances hurt us.  We only need to keep moving, knowing as we do, we will keep running into those good and bad things.  Some of those dark and bad places on our path will be longer than others, but ultimately we will reach our next good and bright place, and must enjoy it to the fullest.

I’m not saying we should just ignore the things in our lives we have a hard time with, because in some instances it would be a worse outcome, but we need to know that it gets brighter up ahead.  We may have to slow down quite a bit just to handle certain things, but as long as we do not completely stop and let it consume, or hold us in a state of idleness, we will reach the next part in our lives along the path that brings us joy.  The key is to keep moving, no matter how hard it is, or how difficult it seems, because it will get better, one way or another.  Don’t ever stop, because it will eat you.  Keep moving, head high and strong, for it will get easier.

As his eyes opened, he immediately felt the tilt-a-whirl spinning in his head.  Slowly turning his focus to the side, he noticed the, luckily unbroken, empty whiskey bottle laying on the floor.  Trying to recall how he actually ended up on the couch instead of his bed, he shook his head, and decided it really didn’t matter.  The pain was too much to bother with unnecessary details, and this day would very likely be just like every other day…too much to bear.  With that in mind, he headed to the cabinet, opened it up, and took out a brand new, never opened bottle of whiskey, just like the day before, threw it in the trash and headed out the door into the sunshine to fully enjoy the day.

Not sure what you think, but it Workes for me.

 

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