Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dear Life

Dear Life,

Typically the two of us get along pretty well. I am sure that you are well aware things between us have been a little strained lately. These past few days, I've hated you, despised you even. You successfully beat me down emotionally, mentally and physically. You broke me. I cried.

Usually you trip me up here or there, I lose my patience, get angry but recover pretty quickly. I get it. I know that the fact that I am not in control of everything is a lesson I continually struggle with and need to be frequently reminded of. I know that not everything can go my way. I know there will be times I have to suck it up and get on with it. I know that you are not perfect, nor should you be. I get that you are messy and confusing sometimes. I know that you believe in tough love and there is always a lesson behind just about everything.

I admit it, you almost had me this morning. I was literally on my back, your metaphorical foot pinning my chest to the ground. But I fooled you, didn't I. I got up. Maybe slower than I should have. And with a few more battle scars than I would have liked. But I got up. You should know that about me by now Life, you can't keep me down for long. I'll always get up, just like I always have.

Respectfully yours,
Mandy

P.S. Next time can you please not be so literal about knocking me on my ass?

7 comments:

Beya said...

Wow, now you have us all wondering what went on? Do you feel like sharing a little more details? Love you. Glad you picked yourself up. We are here for you girl.

chickbug said...

glad you are ok. (sort of?). hang in there!

Sissy said...

Kuddo's to you for kicking life's ASS!! Keep it up.

Feel better girlie, we are here for you:)

I'm Frank said...

Haven't you just tried to beat it into submission with alcohol? That's how I got through high school.

Andy said...

I may fast forward this letter to y own Life.

Bayjb said...

Hey I hope everything is okay. Sending positive thoughts. Things will get better, even if it seems hopeless now.

Mandy said...

Beya -- Thank you!!

Chickbug -- I am doing ok! :-)

Sissy -- Kicking ass and taking names.

Frank -- yes, that only worked a little while.

Andy -- tell your life to listen up and then kick its ass!

Babyjb -- Thanks for the positive thoughts, they are much appreciated.