Keep going. Life might get tough, but keep at it. I have been lucky enough to be able to keep traveling, even though I need help in doing absolutely everything. I even went all the way to Ireland, years ago now, but still when I needed help with everything. We had an awesome trip, but it was not without a few bumps in the road. That vacation, like all of the ones I have been on, get better and better, as time goes on. You tend to forget the crummy bits of your holiday and just remember the good bits.
Having a good time can be hard work. It’s not all fun and games, but, it’s worth it. It can be tough. It is tough on the person who needs help, and tough for the person doing the helping. I have broken a finger in Florida, and had more than my share of bumps and bruises in many other states. Currently, my foot is a lovely color of green and yellow, transitioning from blue and purple. That’s what happens when you try to move a person who cannot move into a toilet located in a closet. After a week or so, we have almost made it a pain-free task, and when it’s not, well that’s why God made Vicodin.
Fun isn’t always what it appears to be. We often look at other people and think they’re having the time of their lives. We get jealous, and wish our lives could be just as great. But, looks can be deceiving. Right now, you may know that I am in sunny Florida, instead of cold and windy Indiana. Well, that’s true, and it is much, much warmer where I am. I’m not missing the Indiana winter weather one bit. When you look at my Facebook posts, I will post the fun stuff, just like everyone else does. You won’t see my swollen and bruised foot, or that I have my window open, but I am freezing, as usual, and have on a sweater, two blankets and a heating pad. Of course, my husband has on short sleeves, so I am just always cold. But, the point is, things may not be what they appear to be. Life might not be perfect, ever, or fun all the time, but that’s okay.
A friend of mine has a career which allows her to get a glimpse inside many of the big gorgeous, million dollar houses that many of us just drive by. She said it’s amazing how many of those homes are practically empty inside. The owners spend all their money on the outside appearances, and have nothing left to spend in decorating the interior. They don’t worry about that, because no one sees that part of the house. Things aren’t always as they appear.
Nothing is perfect. I guess we shouldn’t expect it to be. Learn to appreciate what you have, or appreciate the good stuff, even though there may be some bad stuff mixed in. You probably usually think of the beach as a relaxing place to be. It can be, and it usually is, but besides the sand, and sun on the beach, you will also find dog poop, just like everywhere else. Just step over it and keep going!