The Big Let Down
Updated: Jan 30, 2020
Reality is, not everyone keeps his or her promise.
Reality is, people will let you down
Reality is, your most trusted will abandon you when you need them the most.
Reality is, life can, and often does present itself as one big let down.
One disappointment after another
One challenge after another
One frustration after another
Where have all the good people gone I cry out to myself?
It’s easy to lose hope
It’s easy to feel helpless
It’s easy to question the meaning and purpose of it all
It’s easy to lose faith
It’s easy to stop trusting
It’s easy to go on living in fear
To be gripped by bitterness and resentment
Tragedy and despair
Life makes it easy to give up on your self and on others.
But yet there is something that keeps burning deep inside,
A flame that needs to be fanned
Flickers of hope, that won’t let you throw in the towel
Something whispering in your ear, telling you to get up, dust yourself off and go again.
Telling you that there is still much to live for
That there is much work to be done
That the world needs you
That there is much still to be grateful for!
When enveloping yourself in darkness, it’s easy to lose your sight
It’s easy to create barriers between yourself and the light in the world
It’s easy to forget that the sun doesn’t stop shining on the blind.
So perhaps what we need is clarity.
To clear our eyes
To shed the excess baggage and return to simplicity;
To break down all our barriers, fears and insecurities,
And develop our ability to not only see the good; but also be the good.
Accepting the burden of life, knowing full well that it was never meant to be easy, but you were instead meant to be stronger.
That experiencing hardship is never a reason to stop loving.
Because in the end, it’s Love and only Love, that conquers all.
And as fluffy at that may sound, you can’t escape the fact and reality, that it’s actually true.