Just when you thought you are ready for whatever difficulty life hurls at you, it catches you unaware and makes you realize how vulnerable and wavering your stance can be.
If you allow it.
As a child, I grew up fortified with strength because of life’s troubles that I had to face. When I entered adulthood, I was proud of a past that gave me courage to take on life’s good and bad. It was, “I can handle anything!” So I cruised through life graciously, making beautiful memories and cherishing the gift of relationships I am blessed with. Indeed, we have a lot to be thankful for, no matter what.
Was I surprised when two weekends ago, I found myself in a dark pit. There was a little trouble. In a long time, I felt weak and vulnerable. I was thinking too much of negative thoughts and severe possibilities. I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t sleep. I was bothered throughout the days. I kept on analyzing. It was so paralyzing. I kept on thinking. It was riveting.
Finally, I had enough. I could not go through it alone. And there, at the exact moment I needed somebody was Constancio, my husband. After a good cry and indulgence in our gift of conversation, I was calmed. And I was stronger.
The mind is powerful. Life itself is even more powerful but love, it’s the most powerful thing of all.