Ran into a member of my tribe recently, who uses a wheelchair. He’s earnestly trying to approach life in a positive way, but like us all, he sometimes falters. He wanted my advice of his situation, warily telling me, “sometimes I think it sucks.”
I think he was shocked when I not only agreed with him, but also suggested it probably sucked most of the time. I suppose it’s fun to roll downhill sometimes and cool to get on the airplane first. But most of the time being in a wheelchair probably sucks.
But here’s the thing about having situations in our lives that suck…
We all have them. They’re different for us all, but we all have some. I don’t need a wheelchair, but my schedule of necessary spinal surgeries sucks. You may not need a wheelchair (or might), but you also have things in your life that suck.
But those things that suck don’t have to prevent you from being happy, successful, or prosperous. They’re simply the seasoning in the crockpot, the fiber in your diet, the yin to balance the yang.
With no challenges, you’d never develop character. With no obstacles, you would never grow your consciousness; never gain strength.
You would never have the wisdom and maturity you now possess without the trials and setbacks you experienced.
Survive and grow, and celebrate it all. Because it’s all part of this multi-faceted, glorious adventure we call…life.