Thursday, 7 February 2013
The Oddities of Life
It's been an odd week really. One of those up and down ones where one day you're smiling, content with everything around you, and the next day you find yourself telling someone to 'take a hike'. I guess life would be boring if all our days were filled with jolly robins and fairy cakes, and of course mine most certainly aren't. But I'm happy in my own skin; I have a good life and am grateful for what I have; I am fortunate to have good friends, loyal people in my life whom I can turn to in a crisis, or just to have a laugh with. And this week has been no exception. It's probably an understatement to say I was upset recently at something that happened but I knew it was a situation that was out of my control so I decided to stop being upset and move on. Sometimes, we just have to do that for our own sanity, if not our pride. I don't have lots of personal friends that I can ring or ask to call round for coffee, but I do have masses and masses of very good friends online. I have friends I can turn to for anything, from personal issues to blogging, from farming issues to sharing milestones, from writing issues to putting the world to rights. However, putting the world to rights isn't something I'm particularly good at, though I dare say leaving it to the 'experts' isn't the most sensible thing to do.
But this week I was upset, upset enough to turn to good friends whom I knew would be there for me. And they were. They cheered me up, they made me look at my awkward situation differently and they pulled me up from the slumber into which I was sinking, reminded me of my backbone and made me realise that I'm important. We're all important. Every single one of us. And that means we are all entitled to put the world to rights in our own way. You might not agree with each other, you might scorn someone's view, but it's only right to respect another's opinion, however thick the bubble around you might be.
I'm sure next week will be odd, too. But I hope for different reasons.