Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Trials and Tribulations

The universe has an interesting sense of humour.   Why is it that as soon as you think that your life is on track, then something monumental goes wrong and screws everything up?   After a fantastic weekend and a head full of positive thought and new resolves, I was ready to start off this week with a bang.   What I was not banking on was that even if I am in a good frame of mind, that does not mean that everybody else around me is.   The horrible events of this week are not even worth mentioning, but let’s just say that the past three days have been some of the worst ever.

When I started writing this post, I thought that it would go along the lines of how much people suck and how the universe hates me.   But as I stop to think about it, I realise that the opposite is actually true.   When life is going well, we tend to take those around us for granted.   Sure, we want to see them and hear from them, but we don’t desperately need them.   However, as soon as life begins to fall apart, that’s when we truly notice the people in our lives and how much they love us.

I don’t know how I would have got through the past few days without the support of my friends and family, and for that I am eternally grateful.   I am beginning to think that maybe the universe isn’t so twisted after all.   It gives us hardships to give us perspective about what is important in our lives, as well as to challenge us to be stronger and better people.   Now don’t get me wrong, I still think that there are some people out there who do suck, but on the whole the world is a pretty great place.   You just have to keep company with the right people to see it.