Life is not all easy. It isn't supposed to be. There are times when it's hysterically funny and times when it is horribly painful. Grief, sadness, the discomfort of transition. Those are all normal feelings. They are gifts given by God. They tell you wonderful things about yourself.
They tell you something needs to change and you need to take responsibility for changing it...who in their right mind stands in pain and does nothing to stop it? (And I don't mean taking antidepressants that just equip you to take more and not care.)
They tell you that you've known what it is to love and be loved...because grief doesn't happen when you don't care.
They tell you when one season is ending but there was something good and wonderful about that season...or you wouldn't miss it.
These are good healthy emotions.
They become destructive when you sit in them or when you try to avoid them.
Feel them. Let them wash over you. Learn to walk through them. Let them be gifts.
Praying you have the courage to be real and true.
Jerri Kelley Phillips-Writer