Today was one of the most emotionally challenging days I’ve had in a long time.
There were no instant solutions and my pain was compounded further by a divorce overspill issue that jumped up and bit me in the bottom. I had used up all of my ‘Be Brave, It’ll Pass’ credits and it was all I could to do look around me for an ounce of saving grace.
I didn’t have to look too far to find it. As I sat on the beach reading, a pragmatic dad sat nearby, his hands and patience completely occupied by two disabled young ones under two. Shortly after, an elderly couple passed me by, he in a wheelchair and she, terribly fragile and struggling to push him along, he grumbling all the way. Finally, a family group wandered past, the mother struggling to stop her children from yelling foul mouthed exchanges between siblings and expressing rudeness and impatience for not being given immediate ice cream; she tried hard to appease and looked to be unsupported by her partner. Everyday problems, everyday people all coping with their lot and getting through the day the best they could.
Your divorce is progressing, slowly perhaps, but it is passing and it will end. Occasionally all you can do is look around you to see other good folks who are struggling along but they all stopped to feel the sunshine on their faces today; don’t forget to do that too.