Life is a magnificently beautiful ride. I have so much to live for and to enjoy. I live for stories, my wonderful friends and family, a rich social life, a good job and so much more. The beauty of life is all around us each every new day.
But do we all see the beauty? Honestly, there are many detours in this world that can obstruct one’s eyes from seeing the beautiful stuff. The two deadliest diseases I’ve ever battled are sin and bipolar disorder. These are the worst detours I’ve experienced that stole beauty from my eyes and soul.
I was reading earlier today that it’s National Suicide Prevention Week. In the past I’ve read that thirty to forty percent of people with bipolar commit suicide. In a perfect world there would be no sin and no mental illness. Since I don’t live in a world like that I’ve had to persevere against great darkness and despair.
The way human beings treat their fellow man matters more than many realize. You could help save someone’s life simply by offering them kindness or a smile at a time whenever they desperately needed a small act of genuine care and friendship.
Don’t settle for the detours that’ll rob beauty from your life. Enjoy the beautiful ride of life! Sin and mental illness are no match for a life filled with faith, hope and love.