I’ve often wondered, why me? when life gets hard. I think it’s a normal response when we feel overwhelmed by hard life experiences. We’ve all had them, but to different extents and different types of experiences. Dysfunctional relationships. Cancer. Financial problems. Death of a loved one. Divorce. Alzheimer’s. Childhood hurts. Depression. Family relationships gone awry. Illness. Just to name a few, I am sure we share some of the same hurdles, but maybe in different ways.
Life experiences teach us what we couldn’t have learned otherwise. We can’t help others if we haven’t endured similar issues in our own lives. What’s that quote? Walk a mile in my shoes? Maybe I haven’t walked in your particular shoes, but perhaps my similar experience is enough to connect with you and to help you on this life journey.
I am grateful for all that I have endured in my lifetime. When we can see the gratitude in the hardships, we can change how we feel about them. We increase our faith and our love quotient. We rise above what we could have let hold us back from living a full life.
We are all here to help each other as we connect, we bond and we share our experiences. There’s nothing better than someone else who knows what you are going through (by similar experience) who reaches out to share the experience with you as a friend, a guiding light to help you find peace within while offering a hand to hold as you heal.
The Why Me? was answered recently by my soul who gave the response that if I hadn’t endured these experiences, I would be unable to connect so purely with others who may be in the trenches. Without first-hand knowledge, I would only be able to sympathize and not empathize and put myself in similar shoes. Does that make sense to you?
What I know for sure (thanks to Oprah for the phrase) is that we are here to serve one another in this lifetime. To share experiences, to open our hearts with compassion and love and to shine our heartlights together!
You are not alone…take my hand and let’s…