life is funny

Life is Funny

May 27, 2021

Recently I had a bit of a health scare. There are similar health problems that run in my family, so there were a couple of months of good old-fashioned worry. Unsurprisingly, sometimes paranoia can get the best of you.

So you may be wondering, what about that would make me say life is funny?! Occasionally it’s “haha” funny, but mostly it’s just “scratch your head” funny. In this case, I’m referring to the latter.

And the reason it’s funny? It’s all about perspective. That situation was very real (and a bit scary if I’m being honest), but I tried to temper those worries as much as I could. They don’t call it a “scare” for nothing.

But then, I remember other days, being worried about much smaller, more insignificant things. Things that in the grand scheme matter little. In fact, I’ve already forgotten what they were.

I’ve learned that it’s really challenging to look at your own life and judge how serious or non-consequential something is. It’s you and your life, and everything matters.

…How easy is it for us to look at the lives of others though and judge?

One of my favorite quotes says it best, “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”

And how true it is? I told no one about my health scare, and thanks be to God that I’m fine. But if someone seems off one day? If they’re short-tempered? If they’re quiet? Maybe there’s something going on that you know nothing about.

All we can do in life is be kind. Always. Life is funny, and sometimes cruel, so let’s be kind.