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Life: Why is it so hard?

Updated on April 11, 2015

Why is life so hard?

Why can't life be easy?

Is there a reason things are so hard?

Are we being tested for our endurance?

Or is life just a daily routine?

Life can be beautiful

Life can be beautiful,

but often it can be sad.

We struggle with sickness,

stress and turmoil.

Life is rough

What do you do when things go wrong?

Do you bury yourself in depression?

Do you get angry and scream?

Do you just give up?

Sadness surrounds you.

What if everything falls apart.

Your family is unhappy.

Your bills are overdue.

You and loved ones are sick?

Where is the beauty of life?

How can you be strong?

When everyone is hurting.

How do you see the beauty?

When life is at it's worst.

Where is my strength?

Have I lost the ability to enjoy life?

Have the hardships destroyed my strength?

Am I getting older and can't handle stress?

What is the real meaning of life?

What would you do?

How do you handle situations

you cannot control?

What do you do when

your life falls apart?

What is your answer?

What is the answer?

Do you have a clue?

Or do you just give up hope,

and accept Life as it is?

Author's Note

I wrote this as I go through a very difficult time in my life. When you read this hub, I would like you to think of your life, what was, what is and what is yet to come. Are you happy? Is this a difficult time for your? How did you survive the hardships life has thrown at you? Did you fall into depression, act as though nothing matters any more? Or did you find inner strength to continue to face the sadness, stress and elements that make life difficult for you? As a writer and as all writers, we have emotions and feelings that are written in our words. So from one author to another, if you comment on this hub please let me know how you have handled the difficult times in your life.

Thank you



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      Lisa VanVorst 22 months ago from New Jersey

      Thank you. I will check my insurance to see what it covers.

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      Hari Prasad S 22 months ago from Bangalore

      Lisa, try accupressure techniques. If u want I can refer to a person in USA.

      - hari

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      Lisa VanVorst 24 months ago from New Jersey

      I am so sorry for your loss of your mom. Sometimes when someone loses their loved one they are afraid to be alone and so maybe that is what your father did. I understand why you are so upset, I would be too. 2015 has been a horrible year for me and my family. My 19 year old nephew died of an accidental heroin overdose. I was in the hospital in December and diagnosed with a medical problem that will have me on medication the rest of my life. Life test us and we must prevail. I hope 2016 is better for you and I. Thank you for commenting and sharing your story.

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      Kathleen Cochran 24 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thanks for sharing this hub with me. It's been a difficult few years for me. Two of my three children have gone through divorces and my Mother passed away. That is universally understood as a trauma in life, but it was made more difficult by seeing my dad immediately (the first day we left him alone a week after the funeral) take up with another woman. By that I mean, they became engaged. Some things are just hard to get over. Thanks for the encouragement from this lovely hub. It is a daily choice to move on to the next chapter and stop re-reading the last few.

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      Lisa VanVorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

      This is so true peachpurple. We just get through it. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Life is full of ups n downs, nothing is perfect, i have my bad days too

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      Lisa VanVorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Denise for reading. Yes I too have faith in God to get me through difficult times. Yes there are days I do not want to get up for fear of what other hardship I may face, however I get up and hope for the best; as we all do.

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      Denise W Anderson 2 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      I find that there are good days and bad days. Some days, I wonder why on earth I got up in the morning. Other days, I am full of energy and happy to be alive. No matter what my day is like, though, I find that if I spend time on my knees in God's company, I am able to keep my perspective and choose good things.

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      Lisa VanVorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you always. Yes I do believe we need to tap into our inner strength to battle the hardships life presents to us. I am in the process of giving to many family members in need at this time. I will remain strong and also prayer helps me through these difficult times. Thank you for stopping by to read and comment on this hub.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Lisa, I know we all have been down sometimes in our life, I for sure have. I seem to always come through by pulling on my inner strength. Prayer and meditation is the key. Hope is high on the list. Look around, so many people have lost their hope and expections. The best way to find happiness is to give to someone whose in need. It doesn't have to be money. Sometimes our time is more valuable. Best wishes...

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      Lisa VanVorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

      Yes we only have one life to live. Thank you for reading Frank. Tigrest I agree giving one aspect of life, but when do we as individual receive? Thank you for reading my hub Tigrest.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      Lisa, life just comes once.. so no matter I'll live until I die...

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      Tigrest 2 years ago

      Hi Lisa,

      i was recently asking myself same questions - why can't we be happy? there was a great article i stumbled upon - turns out, achieving goals only brings momentary pleasure. Basically the secret of happy life is giving - doing something for others without expecting anything in return. It makes sense if you think about it :)

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Life is hard, but to me that's what makes the wonderful parts truly wonderful.

      Great read.