Everybody has Struggles!
Last Update: Mar 14, 2023
Life is beautiful! I am grateful every day what life brings to me! Nevertheless, it brings with it a lot of struggles!
It’s a universal truth that every individual faces challenges and struggles in their lives. These struggles may be physical, emotional, financial or psychological. They can vary in their intensity, duration, and nature, but they are an inevitable part of our human experience.
Struggles can take many forms, such as overcoming a fear, dealing with a difficult situation, managing a chronic illness, or coping with loss. These struggles can be temporary or long-lasting, and they can arise from different sources such as personal choices, external circumstances, or the actions of others.
It’s important to acknowledge that struggles are a normal part of life, and that everyone experiences them at some point. However, it’s also important to recognize that the individuals cope with their struggles can vary widely. Some people may find it easy to overcome their challenges, while others may struggle to find ways to cope with them effectively.
Let us be aware of that struggle. Be sensitive. We may not know what the other person is dealing with, approach everyone with empathy and compassion. Some may not outwardly express the troubles they are having. We don't need to know.
Ultimately, recognizing that everybody has struggles can help us approach others with empathy and understanding, and to cultivate a greater sense of connection and solidarity with those around us.
Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle. ~~~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
How do you cope with your struggles?
Hi Maria...great post! One thing that everyone can relate to in life is struggles. Doesn't matter how much or little you have, there is always something challenging to deal with. But I agree with you - if we could have more patience and empathy, it would be a better situation. You just never know what someone's dealing with behind their social mask.
I see you got some snow! Love that plow. My husband looks like that when he's doing our driveway too lol.
Indeed, Susan! We alway have to be empathetic, as we don’t know what another person is going through!
We got so much snow ❄️ and a really long drive way to plow the snow ! So my husband is happy that he’s got his toys to use, which is really useful all year through, as he used that for this garden and hauling woods ????for fire🔥 when we have camp fires at night, and other purposes.
Take care Susan!
You must be in the country, too! Love it...those tractors are so useful. Ah, men and their tools lol. 😂 Have a great day, Maria and stay warm! Spring will be here soon - maybe. ☃️
Yes Susan, I now live in the country, that my friends always come to visit from Spring to Fall, as there are so much activities going on in the country. Or even just spending the weekends with us, to get away from the hustles and bustles of the city.
Stay warm and be well Susan!
That's wonderful, Maria! Nothing beats country living away from the rat race lol. Thanks, and you too! Cheers. 🌷
You said it right my friend! Born and raised in the city, I understand that getting away from the city is what we always look forward to doing!
Hi Maria, geez you are asking the wrong person! 🙃! LOL! Coping with my struggles 😖! I do get frustrated easily. I will have to drop the activity that riles me up. I will do something else, play some games on my iPad or iPhone some word games to keep my mind calm and focused. This does take my mind off of my chronic pains.
Other times, I will go to to YouTube on my smart tv and log in then look for meditation music with video os nature, that really does help me a lot.
The videos show waterfalls, different animals, water, beaches, mountains, different beauties of our 🌍 planet. I do that for 30 minutes then I feel more calm and can get back to tackle the previous activity that left me frustrated.
You are right, we all have them and everyone copes differently. The main thing is to be understanding and respect the person, and let them know you are there for them.
Precisely Brenda! We have to be empathetic to one another, as we don’t know what one is going through!
I understand what you meant and what you are going through my friend. You have my absolute respect!!!
Stay warm and be well!
What you say is 100% true. Even Royals have struggles!!, yet we sometimes think everything is fine for them. However, each one's challenge should be a motivation to understand that, certainly others are also facing challenges and are struggling to overcome them. When this is realized then we shall learn to treat others as we would wish to have them treat us. Thank you very much for this thought.
“Even Royals have struggle” ! You are very right about that Joseph! So, even they deal with it too!!!
The Golden Rule - “Treat others how we wished them to treat us” , Thank you !
Stay warm and be well!
I know the word struggle very clearly... like this last ten days has been a mighty struggle just to get on the computer and be brain free instead off dead 15 hour days are killing me... up at 4.30 am back in camp at 7.30 pm long hot days and it just docent help when it comes to thinking i'm brain dead Lol.
Another great blog Maria and thank you for such a good one we all have struggles in life and we all work out a way to get around them, for me its long long days and then trying to get on WA.
Thank you Maria...
Oh indeed Paul! Your struggles and my struggles with the computer is an everyday thing! Some days are worse than others! I can relate very well!
Thank you Paul!
Stay warm and be well!!!
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In my view, empathy is only possible once one can turn off the incessant self centered mind chatter. Have you noticed how many folks don't listen and often are so eager to say the next thing they are compelled to interrupt?
The need for validation is like an addiction for so many, made worse in my opinion by social media where one can get accolades for something as simple as posting a meme with a great saying. Often these same people exhibit zero traits to those interacting with them that these great sayings reflect.
I know my own battle in life is on the topic of forgiveness. Such a fine line between forgiveness and being set up for perpetual victimhood. Cutting losses is one tool I use to cope.
An example of this that hits home is someone very dear to me used to hit me up for money all the time. They made more than I did, but they really needed the money.
They never paid me back yet always needed money time after time. I would watch them post eating out at fancy restaurants, going to the bar and show.
I wanted to salvage the relationship, so stopped loaning (giving) them money and one year for Christmas my gift was I wiped the debt clear so it was no longer between us.
Hello Sting! Thanks for stopping by!
Some people have a different way of reacting to their very own struggles. The fact that we are aware that the struggle is there, that someone else is suffering other than you, that someone else is almost not able to make it, can maybe slow us down a tad bit with our judgment and extend a bit more of our tolerance with each other.
You mentioned about “forgiveness “ and “victimhood” in one clause, which is separated by a very thin line, of which I myself have been subjected to in several occasions growing up, that as a child, have been the recipient of someone’s uncontrollable rage. Eventually, how I maneuvered that was different from how anybody expected!
You just liberated someone that was swallowed by debt, unable to have jurisdictions about themselves , and that was quite generous of you to do that!
I appreciate your candor, and supported my subject on this blog Sting!
Stay warm and be well!