“There is no greater burden can be borne by an individual than to know no one cares or understands.”
This past week I learned many valuable lessons. Sometimes when you least expected, life punches you in the face, slaps you upside the head, and knocks you down. Communicating through the use of kind words seems to be a lost art these days.
I encountered many unexpected surprises these past days. I found how people who used to be not so kind to me has evolved into better persons, while others who seemed to had what it takes to successfully navigate through life are now bitter, extremely rude, and stuck in a rut.
One of my basic rules for living a happy, healthy and mindful life is to never settle for anyone who is not treating you and respecting you the way you deserve. Those who say that blood is thicker that water has obviously never felt the pain of being bullied and attacked by those who are supposed to love you and protect you.
When it comes to family dynamics there are certain things that just never seemed to change no matter how hard you try. Sometimes, you need to make peace with family members that have never like you or accept you they way you are. Not everyone live a life of purpose, and when someone try to tarnish your character you have no other option but to wish them well and move on in life. The lack of ability to feel what it is like for the other to suffer never ends well...
Some people say you can't really begin to appreciate life until it has knocked you down a few times. Finding strength in hard times is never easy, but unless you remove certain people in life, you will never find everlasting happiness. Kindness, respect, and a good heart are the foundation for happiness in this life. We all have different journeys in life and while mine is still uncertain, I'm trying my best to use my short time here in living a meaningful life, enriched by a sense of connection with others and being of service to them.
As I become more clear about who I really am, I've been better able to decide what is best for me the first time around...