This is a response to the word prompt post “Flow” by “The Daily Post.”
We all have our good times and our bad times in life. Like I said in a reply to another blog post, life is like the stock market with its ups and downs and we just have to, ride out the downs. I remember when my dad died in 2010; when my mom told me as soon as I got home, I was in shock basically. However, I was able to get through this tough time in my life by getting back into my college classes and just get back to a normal flow. By doing this not only was I able to deal with the pain of losing my father, but I was especially more able to remember all the good memories I had of him and this further helped me.
Whenever I had a family emergency or someone in my family just needed me abruptly that it just threw a monkey wrench in my normal life’s routine, I always just tried my best to just respond and do what was needed to help out and then let things roll and get back on track in their own time. Oh sure it was never easy and there have been plenty of times that I would get upset, whether that be sadness, fear, or anger, but those emotions had been almost always usually very brief (but strong) and then gone in an hour or two.
The point is that I have learned (am still learning) to let things happen as they may and to just make the best of it all and get through it. Though it is not easy, not at all, but it is the best thing for me at least in the long run. If I remain on the negative, too long, if I allow my emotions to take over whenever the worst happens in life; I am not able to properly deal with the issues presented.
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. It is ok to be sad or angry or whatever, just try not to let those emotions take over and run your life.