My friend has this funny way of saying................. 'You just gotta do what you gotta do!'
I always thought it was funny. But on second thought, it is wise. Because that's the way life is actually lived, like it or not.
Life hits us with ups-and-downs. We'd rather have the ups more often, don't we? But it isn't so. We can't be ecstatically happy 24/7, neither is its opposite, too. Life isn't a 'flat line' because if it was that would mean that we're either in heaven or in hell. Heaven ---- forever happy; hell --- forever miserable. Flat line.
So life is a big ferris wheel. Or maybe it could be a small one but definitely a ferris wheel. We go through stages... moods... stations... phases... intervals... alternates... an endless moving up and moving down again and again. Turning good, turning bad. Turning beautiful with a bushel of blessings, turning difficult (sometimes ugly) with hurdles or challenges.
But the fantastic side of it is that we cope.
After the long tears through the night, we wake up in the morn and cook pancakes for the family's breakfast. After a terrible bashing from your boss for something which probably isn't even your fault, you go back to your computer and do the monthly reports. After a huge let down from your spouse early in the day (just one of many), you look out the window with the hope of finding something to feed your weary soul and get on with the chores of the day. After seeing your dreams falling into bits and pieces, you go on to build new ones. Etc and etc.
We try to cope.
And my friend is right.... you just gotta do what you gotta do. It's not because that's what it is but essentially................. Because that's who we are. We cope.
Because if you dig deeper into your core.... you will see that we are stronger than we give ourselves credit for. We are braver than we think. We have it in worthy measure what we thought we cannot or don't have ----- faith and belief. Faith in life not being a monster that we think it is. Belief in one loving God who cares for us in spite of our weakness, flaws, and imperfections. Out of this is born our hope.
Yeah, we just gotta do what we gotta do. Rhythm of life and living.
But it can be beautiful.