Life is beautiful.
It can also be unpredictably devastating and provide an eye-opening experience we weren’t prepared for.
Because life is unpredictable we occasionally find ourselves facing situations we never thought would happen to us. “This is the sort of thing I hear about on TV … I never thought it would happen to me,” we may find ourselves thinking as we stare reality in the face.
Maybe we get bad news at the doctor. Maybe someone we love receives bad news. Maybe some other unsavory life event occurs. We are the recipient of a proverbial swift kick to the ovaries, as I call it.
I refer to these as Oh Shit! moments; events that quickly force us to change our perspective. Things we once thought were important are now trivial. Other areas of our lives we didn’t pay much attention to, or perhaps took for granted, are now the only things we care about.
Before you continue reading please let me say this. I sincerely hope you can’t relate to the above statement. I hope your life is amazing and everything is going perfectly for you and your loved ones.
One final note – though I rarely use curse words on this website, you’ll see the word Shit! used throughout this article. (Fourteen times, to be exact. Sorry, Mom!)