Thursday, July 28, 2011
I actually wrote this as a response to a friend's blog. I hope she doesn't mind me sharing it here.
"Life is good"! I preach this. I believe this. I live this the best I can, BUT we humans all seem to have weaknesses that keep throwing obstacles into our paths of simple living. I think we usually recognize that we somehow have put these roadblocks there ourselves, but still we have a difficult time removing them. I've never known anyone who was in total control all of the time or neither have I met anyone who was totally happy with who they are. We all have thoughts like: I'm too fat; I'm too skinny; I wish I were a blonde: I wish I had her beautiful dark hair; my nose is too big; my nose is too little; I'm too hairy; nobody really likes me; I'll never be able to do that; I wish I wasn't so old; I wish I was old enough to be retired - never are we totally happy with who we are. I wonder why?
Then these feelings seem to control our actions: we emotionally eat; we drink too much at times; we over react and spend ridiculous amounts of time working out; we develop eating disorders; we do things to impress others that we normally wouldn't do; we beat ourselves up and we let ourselves get drug down.
Then, thankfully, most of us here have found that we're pretty much normal. We're going to sometimes lose our battles with our destructive egos, but we're going to win even more of them with the help of our friends who have recognized the same things about themselves. Many of those friends we've found here at SP and for you and me, some of those friends hang around a place we call "The Deck".
We're human - we have flaws, but we also have the ability to compensate for these flaws. Let's help each other get past the barriers in our lives and reach that place where "life is good". We can do it!