Imagine if someone told you for every good day you have the rest of your life, you would have three bad ones. Every week you would have only two good days. Every month you would have only eight good days. Every year you would have only 96 good days, the equivalent of about three months.
Now imagine that you don’t get to choose when you have the good days. You don’t get to count on the good days coming on a regular schedule. You don’t get to know how many good days you might get before you have bad days again. You can’t plan anything in your life without knowing your plans won’t fall through or be ruined at a moment’s notice because there is nothing you can do to keep the bad days from showing up.
Imagine living like this for most of your life. Imagine what a drag you might seem to your friends and family. Imagine what it must be like for other people to have to listen to your complaints for most of their lives. Imagine the burden you would feel like on everyone around you because you not being able to keep up means you drag them down, as well. Imagine raising kids through all this. Imagine missing years of school activities and family get togethers because of this. Imagine disappearing from general society because you can’t bear the drag you’ve become on the people around you.
Let’s start over.
Imagine if someone told you that your existence on this earth would change lives in a variety of ways. Every week you would have an opportunity to do something crucial in someone else’s life, every month you could change history, and every year you would be loved for being there when no one else was.
Now imagine missing all those opportunities because you had to be at work, or because you were in a bar drinking with your friends, or because you were able to spend all your money on shopping and eating out.
Imagine the rest of your life being filled with people who were so glad you showed up for five minutes in their lives in the middle of the night, so thankful someone out there said exactly the right thing when they needed it most, so grateful someone else had the time to notice they were having a bad day, too. Imagine being thanked for your kindness when all you did was log onto your computer.
You aren’t a drag just because you are stuck. Free your mind. Create the world you dream inside you. Share what makes you feel happy. Find others who help you laugh.
Imagine finding out at the end of your life how powerful you were in other people’s lives.
Preparing for Flares. Yeah, it’s depressing, but you know what? I like the person I’ve become.