The Burdens We Carry


This is a response to the one-word prompt “Carry” by “The Daily Post.”

Everyone has their burdens; they are a fact of life that each one of us just has to deal with in our own ways depending on what kinds of burdens we do face. We all have baggage to carry throughout our lives, but these burdens need not be too heavy for us to carry. The burdens themselves are not what makes life difficult for us, but how we handle them. In fact, burdens can in a lot of ways be good for you, if only you allow them to be so.

When we have burdens it is because all the good things in life take a lot of effort to get to them. If you want to enjoy a nice hike in a park rather through the woods or up a mountain, you are going to have quite the workout/effort doing so. You may very well enjoy the experience in the end, but nonetheless, a lot of hard work. That is what burdens are; difficult journals of hardship to the “promise land” of what you want or need.

Just as trials and times of hardships in life can and often is character building, so too are our burdens. In fact, our burdens are what make our trials hard on us. Going back to my hiking up a mountain trail; that is the trial and the burden is the backpack on one’s back. What we carry may be dragging us down, but it is not stopping us, only we can stop ourselves. Burdens like trials come and go, but how we handle them stays with us for the rest of our lives.

It is like I said in one of my past posts “Let Life Flow.” “Life is not without challenges, and when you do have them, especially the loss of a loved one, remember that things happen for a reason and they will all turn out ok in the end; if you let them.” Our Burdens in life are what challenges us, they come and they go but they do not stay. No matter how hard or difficult your burdens are you will get through them and if you let them you will be better for it with what they leave behind.

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  1. I had written a post on this prompt but was reluctant to publish it. Reading your post encouraged me to publish mine expressing same sentiments in a different way. Thank you.

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