How many times have each of us arrived at a point in our lives and had the thought that we do not deserve what is being offered? We question how long this good streak will last, and we nervously wait, with sweaty armpits for it all to come to an end.
Well, I do that quite often. I found myself completely soaked in happiness, only to have my thoughts meander off to the ending of that happiness. Maybe it is human nature to prepare for disappointment by expecting it? Linking back to one of my first posts that I wrote, it does come back to your point of focus, your crutch in life that helps carry you through.
I acknowledge that expecting the end takes away from the joy of the moment…in that moment…, but at the same time it sure does make me cling a little tighter to that happiness and enjoy it fully. Do we need a bit of fear to keep us safe? To keep us grateful? Perhaps we aren’t able to just sit in saturated happiness and still appreciate the source. We easily become complacent and marshmellow-like in comfort. So when something is going good, maybe having it taken away, even if just in a split-second thought will help us cling a little tighter.
Goodness knows, we all need to cling a little tighter to what’s good in our lives!