Because that is exactly what we often have to do is tackle life. It's not always easy and sometimes we do have to fight our way through but that brings strength of character and good things to our lives if we let it.
Speaking of this, this leads me into what we spoke about last week - repairing a strained relationship. The example I gave was a brother and sister that hadn't spoken for over two years because of a disagreement they'd had. But the sister wanted the relationship restored and, right or wrong, she was going to call her brother and talk.
The question I left you with was: what if her brother said no? What if he was still too angry and wasn't ready?
Then the sister would have to respect this. If she really loves her brother, she will respect his decision and leave him alone. For now, this is the right thing. However, this does not mean that she needs to give up. But the important thing for her and for her well being is to first of all fully forgive him. This will help the sister to move forward in her life irregardless of her brother's response. As an adult, you need to make decisions for yourself - no one can (or should!) do that for
you. Secondly, the sister needs to realize that she had done all she can and now the ball is in the brother's court. It's his serve.
So, if you are in a difficult situation with someone, forgive! Don't hold in bitterness or anger - it will eat away at you and you will lose out - not the person you are angry at. This does not mean that you stuff your feelings! You need to feel your anger and perhaps grieve at the loss but eventually you need to let go and move on.
So, take stock. Is there a relationship that you feel that you want to restore? Then go ahead! If not, put it down, forgive and move on. Find people who love you and will support you in your life. Then you will live your life to the fullest and that is what I want for each of you!