Tuesday, August 17, 2010

When Bad Things Happen...

Sometimes when bad things happen, I let it roll off my back. Or, I might cry~~ but just a bit. But then, if it's something out of my control, I try to ignore it... push it to the back of my mind.

Sometimes that works.

But sometimes... Sometimes, that bad thing gets compounded by busyness, stress, lack of sleep or other bad things.

And then... it all comes to a head. I can tell when I am on the "verge", as I call it. I can feel it brewing and I know that I am headed for more than a little cry; a monumental cry.

And the flood gates open and the tears flow and it seems like nothing is going to go my way. That "storm" usually lasts about an hour...or two...or maybe even three.

And as with everything else, there is that one person who can make it all better. Not that they can take away the bad thing or fix what's broken. But for some reason, just talking to them or hearing their voice makes everything FEEL like it will be better.

Maybe for you that one person is the same person each time. Or maybe it's that one person that is just the right person for that particular time. Either way, it works. That voice is the voice we can find comfort in. And that is the voice that sometimes helps us see clearly, or maybe just lends a listening ear. It can be a therapist, a coworker, a family member, a friend, a lover... Whomever it is, it is the one voice we need to hear in that moment to help soothe us. And they don't even have to say anything in particular; just being with them or talking to them is enough.

I am grateful and blessed that when bad things happen I have that voice...the voice that makes everything okay.


Alice in Wonderland said...

I know just how you feel. Even when good things happen, I just want to share what I am feeling!
But, the sad or bad things just get bottled up and shaken around until they explode....and they leave me devastated.
I have just become an Aunt for the second time, so as well as Ellie, I now have baby Lewis, at the moment only 26 hours old, but home and doing well. I am so excited that I just had to share!

The Willeyes said...

You are right...there is always that ONE person who can make it all better...and hold back the tide for a while anyway. I'm glad you have that :) Hang in there! Love ya!

The Willeyes said...

P.S. I love your new blog header :)

Betty said...

You are blessed if you have that one person. This is not always the case and it should be treasured.

PS. Word verification is giving me the word: Zanking (fighting in German) :)

Megan said...

It is definitely good to have someone (or two, or...) like that in your life!!

RhondaLue said...

I'm so glad you have that voice! :)