By Delia Nessim
It seems like life is one long game of candy crush. Sometimes you spin your wheels and get nowhere. Other times you make a little progress and it feels good but you wonder how it’s going to help you reach your goal. It seems like it should be easy to plan your next move with some amount of certainty about the outcome but it never seems to turn out that way. It all seems so confusing. Once in a while, you bumble along just doing the obvious things and lo and behold there’s an explosive chain reaction of events that get you further along than you could ever have imagined. When that happens the only thing to do is sit back and say, “sweet.”
As time goes on, life becomes more and more challenging. There are often barriers to progress that seem almost impossible to navigate. Try as you may, there are only so many things you can do and at some point it becomes apparent you can’t win this one. As disappointing as it is, the only thing to do is start all over again. Each time, you start with a renewed confidence that you will reach your goal. Time and time again your efforts are in vain. After a while you just want to cry. That’s when it’s time to take a 21 minute and thirty-two second break whether you like it or not. As much as you want to push through your frustration, it feels like mom is giving you a time-out for your own good. When the time is up, you feel a little calmer and better able to handle defeat.
So where exactly is all this going? Well, I don’t know where the candy crush road will lead and I don’t know where life will lead. I just keep plugging away at both. I know that by accepting myself, I can accept disappointments as well as the divine moments of success. Life is all about deciding how you want to feel and feeling it now. Sooner or later the circumstances of life will match the way you feel.
May 2014 be wonderful, tasty, delicious and SWEET.