“Things will happen in your life that you can’t stop. But that’s no reason to shut out the world.” – Crazy Pete, Now and Then
I whole heatedly believe in this quote. First of all, AMAZING movie! Second, what a beautiful way to view life. We have no control over most of what happens in this life but we do have control over how we respond to it. I personally don’t think that shutting out the world helps at all. At first, I know that this is a normal reaction to traumatic situations, but you can’t hide from the world and keep all your feelings and emotions in forever. It will drive you crazy and make you sick.
You only get one life, whether it’s an easy ride or the most challenging thing in this world, you have to keep living it, fighting it, rising above it, because wasting the one chance you get to experience this world is a true tragedy and I can’t think of anything more traumatic than that. “When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be.” Just let it be and when you are in times of trouble, welcome all the help and support you can get. That’s what it is there for, to build you up when you can’t do it yourself. So keep moving, take support when it’s offered and know that it is okay to shut down for a sec to revamp and start back up again just a little stronger than before.
Easier said than done, I know, but it’s a lot easier to fight a battle with your own personal army of family and friends than it is to fight it alone!