You hear it all the time—don’t read to much into other peoples lives. After all, you really don’t know what’s going on behind closed doors. Nevertheless, it does seem as if some people move seamlessly through life—from one expected stage to the next. Others, however, struggle to experience even the most basic and essential of what life is supposed to offer. Having, friends, a life partner, a family, a successful or meaningful career—or even simple joy and contentment are out of reach for so many. When you follow the rules and do the best you can, and nothing seems go your way, how do you keep going?
This, is life.
Imagine you’re at the beach and floating or treading water. You put your feet down expecting to touch sand. Instead, you find yourself sinking. During your panicked flailing, you get glimpses of the shore and realize you’re not where you’re supposed to be.