Thursday, September 24, 2020

Your Life Has A Bigger Picture

My wife, son and I have an amazing story about our lives together, but that's not to say it's always been easy. In fact, half of it has been very painstaking over the last 10 years. For most of our relationship, we were working low income jobs and jumping around between apartments. Only for about a year have we had our own home and achieved a level of financial security. Like all couples, we've had our arguments and disagreements, not to mention the strain that comes with having a disabled child alone (around 80% of marriages with a disabled child end in divorce). But one thing my wife tells me now, each time we encounter a problem is, "Haven't we always gotten through everything together?"

At times of distress, all one can think about are their problems and fears. But your life serves a far bigger purpose than that utility bill you're going to have trouble paying, or something your doctor has diagnosed you with. These things can and will pass or be managed. Life goes on because these things are not meant to be your life. Take a walk on a given day and you'll probably have to tread around things in your path or stumble on some rocks, but the road is still before you, and you are still moving. The obstructions and stones are not the road, they are just in it at certain places. You just reset your feet and keep going. 

Eventually, you will reach a point where that past thing you were so distraught about, appears insignificant. You may not even remember that small stone that was in your way so long ago. Don't let the general ailments of life cause you to become discontent with your existence. It is the nature of the universe that all things change and evolve. 

In the Goodness of the Gods,
Chris Aldridge.