When I began this 31 days of blogging challenge, I had no idea where I would be led each day since I've never been one for making outlines. "Just wing it" has pretty much always been my motto with such a thing. It is now day 6 and I certainly never, in my wildest dreams, could have imagined the events that have unfolded over the past three days.
But that is life, isn't it? We just never know what we are going to be faced with at any given moment or how our worlds, our lives, can come crashing down around us in the blink of an unsuspecting eye. Just.like.that.
The human spirit is the most amazing thing really, when you stop to think about it. It takes great courage to simply live in a world where bad, scary, heart-wrenching, soul-shattering things can happen at any minute of any ordinary day. Things that we have absolutely no control or say over whatsoever. Things that make us question everything. Things that make us angry at God.
I've been there. I've shouted at God, pitched an absolute conniption fit while doing it too. But he never once told me how disappointed he was or turned away from me. He only strengthened me and sent me the love and support that I needed to get me back up off the floor. He sent it through others walking along the journey of life beside me.
I believe that is why we are all here, to learn how to help each other up off the floor in times of trouble and sorrow. There is nothing more beautiful in this world than being a part of that, whether you are giving it, receiving it, or merely witnessing it. Small acts of love and kindness go further and matter more than most of us will ever realize.
No, it's not magic. But it is one of the most magical feelings I've ever known. It is the human spirit, plain and simple, in its finest form, doing what it was made to do.