Sometimes events happen in our lives that take our breath away. I’m talking about large, emotional, heart wrenching events. For some it’s losing a job, experiencing an affair, going through a divorce, or possibly the death of a loved one. We have these moments in our lives, not very often, but most of the time we label them as bad in our minds. We feel this rush of emotion that we have a hard time fully wrapping our minds around. Typically we go through our typical days relatively numb by our routine. We go to work, pick up the kids, go to class, or whatever your day looks like. But then a moment like this comes along. Yes, pain and hurt may follow this unusual event, but in the moment you become aware of this event, you can’t deny the feeling of a surge of energy.
My point in writing this is to remind us of the other side of this potentially “tragic” event. This energy that you feel when this LIFE moment happens, reminds us we are alive. There’s no mistaking it. It immediately changes us and the course we were on. Most people don’t like change, especially when it is thrust upon us. But try if you can to “be like water,” as Bruce Lee would say. Go with it and not resist it. Don’t condemn it or judge it. Trust that there is more wisdom going on then what our tiny little brains can wrap our minds around. Through life’s greatest challenges comes our greatest growth and education. Looking back at the toughest times in my life, it has made me who I am today. For that, I am tremendously grateful. So in essence, these crazy life moments are a gift, albeit a gift in disguise, but a gift none the less.