Monday, April 28, 2014

It Sounds Good, in Theory

Words like "surrender" and "gratitude" and "be positive" and "trust" are bantered around so easily on a sunny day. The concepts are welcome, and seem oh, so, darn swell and easy, don't they? 

The ideas sound so good. 

But, here's the thing: in the midst of great pain and great anguish they feel foreign, hollow. They bounce, instead of stick. They're meant to somehow console, or provide perspective, but often annoy.

Think about it a moment. When you are in the midst of it yourself - in the worst of it - when it can't seem to get any darker or any bleaker - and someone says something along those lines, don't you just want to scream and them where they can go?

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