So after my last post, a friend of mine on Facebook said “My glass is broken.” Without going into too much detail, she lost her daughter to a rare and aggressive form of cancer back in June. I know what she is saying. Though I can’t imagine how she feels or what she’s going through, I understand what she is saying.
How does someone pick up the pieces of their life when tragedy strikes? How do you go on, day-to-day, when there is something inherently missing from your life? A hole in your heart that will never be filled. These are things that people go through and face everyday. How?
Let me turn it back around to the metaphor of this website. What do you do with a glass that is broken? Do you keep it around? Do you keep drinking from it? No. It has become unsafe. No matter how much you loved that glass, you throw it away and get a new one because you know it now can hurt you. The parallels here are undeniable.
Now, don’t misunderstand, I am not saying that my friend needs to throw away the memory of her daughter. Because THAT is not the glass. Remember, the glass in your life is your perspective, your point of view. If something has happened that permanently skews your perspective and you find yourself in a funk, it is as easy as changing said perspective.
Easy…yeah, I said it, but we all know that it is NOT easy. Nothing about what I write about in this blog is easy. Again, if it were easy, there would be no need to be reminded.
Back to the question at hand, what happens when the glass gets broken? Throw it out, get a new glass. Focus on all the good that is around you. Memories may hurt, but they will only hurt as long as you let them. Don’t push good people and good things away, bring them in close. That simple act will start you on the course to recover from the hurt you have suffered from. If you don’t like the results of certain actions, do what you can to incrementally change those actions.
Simply put….the action lies within you. Others can help, but you choose how you want to face life. Face it with clear eyes and an open heart.