A friend told me today he felt he was cursed. “I just can’t seem to come out on the positive side of anything. Even when good stuff appears to happen to me it’s almost always followed by something bad. It’s like a candy coated razor blade. I know there are many people far worse off than me but that’s how I feel, cursed.”
We’ve all endured seasons where nothing seems to go right and everything we seem to try only makes it worse. When we’re traversing the roughest parts of our path well meaning folks tell us to; “count our blessings, remember the less fortunate ones, focus on the positive.” These aren’t bad bits of advice but they don’t usually help someone in pain and can make them and their problems seem trivialized.
While technically true, the old adage, “there’s always someone worse off than you,” doesn’t bring comfort. The difficulties and struggles we face, the battles we fight, are as real and hard as what others are going through. To try and make them seem smaller by comparison doesn’t help anyone.
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