Formulas – Friday Rambling – Wk 24

Life does not abide by any formula.

Too many people in this world think that if they traverse a certain path, complete outlined tasks or follow specific rules that it will produce a desired outcome. Not true.

Sure, there are instances where people get close or brush up against perceived “success.” Some may even claim they’ve “arrived.”

But, what life doesn’t tell you is that there are hiccups along the way, regardless of where you end up: deaths, relational failures, mistakes, illnesses, poor uses of time, etc.

People live with the nagging feeling that life could be better, based on potential “ifs.” More money or time…better health or relationships. That’s the crowd that looks forward to joy coming from a future change.

Then, there are the folks who think the answer to life’s equation can not compute because the initial formula is a mess. A bad childhood, losing parents, bullying, poverty, abuse, and so on. And because the things in the past will forever be carried with them, a positive outcome is believed to be an impossibility.

Living for future events or being mired in past history, leaves very little opportunity to embrace the moments that life is trying to offer right now.

Looking back, I am oddly thankful for my difficult childhood. When you’re a kid, the little things have greater impact. When dealing with pain- you desire soothing, only having the surroundings of the day available. It wasn’t money or success that made a difference- it was the mud pie in the backyard or the swing at the park.

Find what soothes your soul in your current surroundings. In the end, it is often only the fleeting moments that endure.

Love you, friends! Have a great weekend! ❤

“There is no success without hardship.” -Sophocles

“Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.” – Charles Spurgeon

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