We all need a little help these days. You really never can tell what someone has struggled with, what they’ve been through, that may drive how they are acting or acted. We’ve all been through things. Some much worse than others. Some try to hide it, some use it for motivation and some hold it as an anchor that drags them down to the bottom of the sea of life. Dwelling is hard not to do. Who doesn’t think of the past? Who doesn’t think of their past, their decisions or the decisions of others that have impacted their lives. Impacted who they were, who they are, and who they became or will become. As a younger person, in my teen years and early 20’s, I used it as motivation. In my 20’s and 30’s, I guess I cut that motivation apple in half and then it became a point of reflection. In my 30’s, the apple was half reflection and half anchor as you reflect on some of the bad decisions you made. Ironic, we never seem to reflect on the positive decisions we made. Not too many memorable repercussions come along with positive decisions or experiences. Sometimes it’s a trigger that makes us reminisce about those experiences. With everything, we learn. We learn about ourselves the most I believe. For the most part, we try to rid ourselves of those things in our life that cause us to struggle. Ironically, we sometimes can’t always eliminate people in our lives that we believe cause our stress and struggle. I guess in essence we are hurt by things that we are most passionate about. Hopefully, the tide turns and starts moving you forward instead of pushing against you. We all need a little help…from the people around us, from the person inside us, and a little push from Mother Nature never hurts.
What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. – T.S. Eliot