THIS TOO SHALL PASS - Inspirational

For Some Strange Reason.....

I don't know why, but I woke up so stressed out this morning. This is a very rare thing for me because I usually have really clear and productive mornings. Infact I'm usually pretty calm until after I drink my first cup of morning coffee or a latte!

I sort of updated my status today on a social site with "My Head Is Spinning." What I meant by that was that I had so much to do that it was almost impossible to finish everything today and now the weekend is here already! I'm usually really organized and book everything accordingly in my date book. I'm usually a "magician" when it comes to making things happen for my career and also taking care of the kids and at the same time making my home life consistent. When I panicked at about 4pm, I thought of what my late father used to always say to me at the hardest times in my life. He would look at me, take a deep insightful breath and say "G, This Too Shall Pass." I would cry and laugh and then cry again and by the end of my dramatic youth driven episode it was as if those words brought a deep sense of calm.

Well today was one of those days where I said to myself, "I DO try my best!" Just like everyone I know and deeply respect. God knows life is not easy right now for anyone. Even if you have a lot of money and are not stressing financially right now, please tell me that the oil spills and the hurt and dying animals covered in oil in the media are not affecting you. You can't ignore it. If you can you are probably drinking a lot or on numbing drugs. "Peace be with you" and one day when you wake up, you will be so shocked about what has happened to our world that you will have a heart attack right there on the spot. You are just delaying the inevitable.

In the current economy, I saw the change this week when my little girls end of the year private school party came with a $5.00 fee for her attendance at a home of one of the "14" students in her class. I was shocked and I thought of all of the school events I had been to throughout the years in public schools and private one's and all of the parties that I had given for my kids schools without asking for anything. I was a bit annoyed by this to tell you the truth. I wanted to scream "How about having a friggin potluck people!!!!!!!" And THEN when I arrived to pick up my child, the parents who I avoid and never have time to talk too all of a sudden come running up to me with beers in their hands acting like they are my best buddies and I had my AHA moment. Oh!!!!...it was for the booze! So, my five bucks paid for a six pack and I wasn't even there to enjoy it! ha

So, I hurried my child out the door with the ice cream sundae that I paid for and raced home to some sanity. By the time I got home I had to deal with some business calls and after I hung up I broke down in tears with frustration. "This Too Shall Pass," I muttered to myself. The bottom line is that all of the horrible pictures of dying oil covered animals I saw on the web this morning affected my whole day. I went through the motions and got everything done, but deep down I am crying for all of the loss and the frustrated feeling that I can not do a thing to save them. And the problem this time is that in this situation, I can't say "This Too Shall Pass" without thinking about how much will be lost in so many ways.

I know you are wondering what the humor is in this article and let me tell you that I have decided to "turn it all around" right NOW. From now on I vow to say what I'm not supposed to say. I promise that I will do what I'm never supposed to do and when I'm finished and a complete wreck, I will say "This Too Shall Pass!!!!!!" And like today when I fired my co- producer for good who was being an a hole in the studio, I said to myself "This Too Shall Pass!!!!! And my BIG point about this is, for the first time in my entire life, I can not say that about anything that has to do with the world today. I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel and for people who REALLY know me, they would tell you that I NEVER give up! I will ALWAYS find the GOOD in everything, but when I see what is happening now in world affairs right now in this moment and time, I just DON'T see the rainbow! This really scares me. I just HAVE to believe...."This Too Shall Pass."

The only time I will ever be able to say and believe "This Too Shall Pass" is when it gets to my personal moments, struggles, events and hardships. So, when I say this I will forever be only "half calm." There is only so much mess that can be cleaned up. So, I will just clean up mine and speak my peace to anyone who will listen with the hope that I can bring just a little cheer to someone. Anyone.

I'm hoping that if anyone is hurting right now and reading this just remember that everyone goes through it at all levels and the harder it gets, the stronger you will be. Remember these words when it gets really tough "This Too Shall Pass" and when you look back many years from now, you will see that indeed it did.

TO BETTER YEARS AHEAD........


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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

I can so relate to this post! My daughter is graduating - today. Yesterday, I couldn't quit crying, especially at the Hallmark store where I had to read every single card to find the "ONE". I think "This too shall pass", but why did it go by so quickly?


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

HH! I am so emotional that I would lose it just like you! My kids are still 7 and 10, but I see them growing so quickly! I guess I wanted to sort of post a rant about the oil spill without getting too political!!!!! I'm glad that you are here.....

Always great to see you! G


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Gpage, My granddaughter just graduated and I still can't believe it. She will start college now and be on her own and I worry that she isn't ready. She has lived a fairly sheltered life and I just adore her. Sorry that I kind of wandered away from your topic. I did enjoy your hub and understand you feelings.


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

Pamela! Always lovely to see you! You wander however you like! I can only imagine how you feel.......I worry about my kids "now" and how they will be "then"....even many years from now!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for being here......

She will be fine because she has you! "This Too Shall Pass." Best, G


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

This was very inspirational hub. I read word by word from you. Life was too difficult nowadays. There were too much problem outside. I believe we can't think logically when we saw the news on television or read the recent news from internet about what happen outside. But the important think is how to protect our family with kind of horrible things. There are many bad things outside and this was not good for our kids. But stay positive and always accompany our kids. It mean we have to take care them all the time. But give them trust.

"This Too Shall Pass" is one good topic from you. I really enjoy and appreciate this. Thumbs up and I rate this one. Send my warm greetings to your family. I always pray for you. Take care!

Prasetio


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

prasetio...What a wonderful comment! Thank you for taking the time to discuss this topic....You are such a lovely person! You are so right about protecting the kids nowadays....life just keeps getting crazier and "trust" is a very good word......TRUST is everything......We shall keep POSITIVE thoughts for everyone!!!!!! And ofcourse thank you for your beautiful prayers and blessings....G


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viryabo 6 years ago

When i was much younger, whenever i was sad about an issue, i would tell myself..'i'll worry tomorrow'. I guess it was my way of hoping it will pass away before the next day.

Later on, as i grew older, i did realise that those sad, dark moments, do pass away. Always.

It may be darkest before the morn, but the new day brings forth fresh hope, an a little softening of the pain. Light and sunshine. So i believe thoroughly in the phrase - THIS TOO SHALL PASS.

The bird trapped in grease makes me so sad. It just reminds me of man's insensitivity to God's beautiful creatures.

This is a great inspirational article G.

GodBless


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California Author

viryabo....about the only thing that calms me down is "this phrase" and also one that Tom Petty says in a song..."Most of the things I worry about, never happen anyway."

When I really get stressed out I think of these two lines. It has helped me on many occasions. Thank you for your beautiful and positive words....I do pray for all of those beautiful animals out there every single day....G

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