Sometimes I look back on my life and connect the dots; the ones that while I was in the midst of them, I didn’t understand why things were happening the way they were. I’m sure I can’t be the only person who does this.
Strange enough, I find it comforting.
In the way that it reminds me everything happens for a reason and how it’s supposed to, so even in the moments when we question every single moment, we know we’re getting closer to where we will ultimately end up.
Some days I feel like I am wandering around aimlessly hoping someone will stop me, put a map in my hands and then send me along on my way with the directions listed out for easy access.
Some days I’ve found myself feeling overwhelmed and unable to control the tears. Before anyone starts worrying, I know it’s stress catching up with me, mixed with the emotion of having lost two family members so recently and not getting the proper release of those feelings.
And then there’s the days when my smile is so big I can hardly control it. When despite the month-long migraine and stress of selling an RV, I can’t help but feel truly grateful for all I have learned, how much I’ve grown, and what the future has in store.
Maybe today you needed someone to say everything happens for a reason or maybe you’ll need to hear it next week, but let today serve as a reminder. Next time you find yourself feeling lost or confused, upset or a little broken, look back and connect the dots. Realize these moments of question and struggle are there to make us stronger and to serve as a reminder to really appreciate the little things in life that bring us joy.
Today that joy is having Amanda, one of my blend besties in town for a fun blogger event this evening. I haven’t seen her for a few months and I’m looking forward to catching up, learning some new tricks and just having fun!
Do you ever look back and connect the dots?