Something bad is going to happen to you.
No, I don’t have a crystal ball or anything else with which to predict the future.
And I’m not trying to alarm you.
I don’t want you to be unhappy, even for a day.
I don’t want you to be in pain or consumed by worry.
I don’t want you to mourn.
But what I want or you want won’t prevent the inevitable- bad things happen.
It doesn’t matter if you are a good person.
It doesn’t matter if you have money.
It doesn’t matter if you spend your time helping others.
It doesn’t matter if you are cute or thin or tan or funny or famous or anything else deemed by society to be politically correct.
Bad things happen.
However, the fact that they happen to everyone, is our blessing in disguise. Imagine if you were singled out for pain and problems. Imagine NOT being able to talk to anyone who has ever experienced the same pain or loss. Imagine NOT knowing anyone else who is troubled, confused, or sick. We wouldn’t survive the first crisis we encountered!
It’s our common experiences and our willingness to share them with others that gives up hope and strengthens our faith in the “big picture” of our lives. The blessings of life far exceed the bad things that happen, but when you are in the middle of one of those bad things it can be easy to forget your blessings. Thank goodness we have friends and family and even strangers to remind us.