Just because I carry it well, doesn’t mean it isn’t heavy.
I read this quote the other day and it suddenly hit me. Everyone is carrying a heavy load. Some have it heavier than others, but that is life. And life is not always sunshine and rainbows. Life is difficult. It is full of struggles and misfortunes.
Everyone is carrying a sadness inside that we know nothing about. That’s why we need to be gentler and more compassionate with each other. We must be kind in this judgmental world because we are all in this together. We all carry a load that is difficult to carry on our own.
I too am guilty of dismissing a person and cutting them off from my life only to find later that they were battling something and then immediately I regret treating them like that. Because that person I cut off was carrying a load that was eating them up from the inside, and there I was – distancing myself because I didn’t want to deal with them.
I need to be better. You need to be better. We all need to be better people.
There are a lot of people in this world who have it a lot harder than you and me. There are also a lot of people who have it less hard, but it doesn’t mean that their load is insignificant. After all, loads are relative to the people that are carrying them – what’s heavy for me might be light to you and vice versa.
And this load we are carrying is not pointless. We are not wasting time with it. That load is teaching us to be still in this fast-paced world and have faith.
Even though we are going through a lot of hardships within us, with our families, or within our significant relationships – we are not missing out on our destiny and on the things that are meant for us.
The hard times will go away. Until then, let’s all show some grace. Let’s all be kind to other people, even to the people who carry well their load for they may be hiding the fact that their load is heavy and they are exhausted.
So, let’s soak each other in prayer, grace, and intention. Let’s spread love and grace around the world. And keep the faith in a better tomorrow.