Everyone gets their turn at the bad times. I don’t care who you are and how blessed your life has been, eventually you will get your turn. Sometimes these turns go on for years, in my case, five years.
Rabbi Harold Kushner says, “Be sorry and pray for the ‘lucky’ people, the people you might envy, those who have not known the vestige of sorrow, or grief or misery before they are forty, because their ledgers will be incalculable. Life is the ultimate forensic accountant.”
Last week, someone said to me, ‘There is a tribe in Africa that prays for a period of bad luck, because they know it will eventually turn around and amazing things will come their way.’
Perhaps I prayed for the shitfest of the last five years? If so, then I have myself only to blame. 🙂
Or perhaps this is just life, and it is only after the dark cloud of misery is starting to lift, that I can see some light ahead.
In the very worst of times it seems impossible to think that any good will come from anything that is happening around you.
It is in the middle of misery that so much becomes clear.
The one who says nothing good came of this is not yet listening.
Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Here is my chart of shite and what came out of it.