As I write these daily blog posts, I sometimes forget what life is truly like. At many time it’s awesome. Take time to think about these triumphs with me. Like, the time you won that trophy, that time you gave a presentation and nailed it, the time you set up the perfect date for you and your spouse, the time you achieved a specific goal that you didn’t see possible, and the list goes on and on.
Aside from the triumphs you just came up with, there are terrible and tragic life stories. I’m not talking about the little bad things necessarily, but more about the terrible events that have taken place in your lifetime. It’s those kinds of stories like when you found out your spouse was leaving you, or when your sibling died, or when one or both of your parents died, or when your house burned down, or when you got into a car wreck that put you in the hospital and you didn’t have medical insurance, and the list goes on and on again. No matter who you are, you have a unique individual story that includes both the good and the bad.
There are some events that people want to share because they actually become better people for it. They want others to hear their story and want them to gain value from it. I love when that happens.
Then there are the individuals who would rather not talk about their story because they can’t talk about it without losing control of their emotions. What these people may not realize yet is that there is healing that still needs to take place to be able to share. And you know what? That’s perfectly okay. If this is you, you are not crazy. Everyone has their own grieving cycle.
And then there’s the people who desperately need to talk about their situation, not for others to learn from their story, but for relief. I am talking about those people who if they don’t tell someone about what is happening in their lives, their chest will explode.
You and everyone else you know falls into one of these three categories. Sometimes it takes looking around and realizing the world already has enough problems besides yours. Remember that when you are feeling down there is always someone else who is discouraged, wondering who will save them from the darkness they are stuck in.
This is where your story matters the most. We can always take five minutes to LISTEN to what other people need from us. Someone always has it worse than you. Who knows? Listening to what others are going through will most likely show you something very special.