“Life Ain’t Always Beautiful”

“Life Ain’t Always Beautiful” 

As we all know, life isn’t always beautiful and is just plain hard at times.  I once heard from a preacher and continue to hear it from my wife that “God only gives you what you can handle”.  Well, if this is true, and I believe it is, then God must know that I am a strong man.  Living with challenges of addiction, bipolar, my brother being killed in a car accident last year, etc, has been more then enough to handle, but instead of just getting through it, I am living it every day.  I believe that when your just getting by and hanging on by your nails, something needs to change, because eventually you will fall.

I find the following words from this song very inspirational and true – “struggles make you stronger, changes make you wise and happiness has it’s own way of take’n it’s sweet time”.  I do believe that struggles and adversity make a person stronger.  It is how you perceive and handle your struggles and adversity that make you who you are today. Do you challenge adversity, fight it, dwell in it or learn from it and move on?  I tend to have to check myself every once in a while on this one.  I tend to be a “fight or flight” type of guy and have learned over the years of sobriety, that mentality doesn’t get you anywhere, but closer to your demons (whatever they might be).

“Changes make you wise” is genius! Without changes, you’d be stuck in the same vicious cycle and life would be like the movie “Groundhog’s Day”.  I also believe that changes make you a stronger person and will eventually bring you more happiness.  I like change, but it definitely benefits my personal characteristics to be prepared for it, otherwise I tend to clam up.  Changing some of my routines and livening up my life has been work in progress and still is.  I continue to accept change easier, knowing that I am learning from new environments, social interactions, etc.  As I have said before, “If nothing changes, nothing changes” and change will eventually lead to happiness.  It might take days, months, years, but change will bring light to your life.

Life ain’t always beautiful
Sometimes it’s just plain hard
Life can knock you down, it can break your heart

Life aint always beautiful
You think you’re on your way
And it’s just a dead end road at the end of the day

But the struggles make you stronger
And the changes make you wise
And happiness has its own way of takin it’s sweet time

[CHORUS]
No, life aint always beautiful
Tears will fall sometimes
Life aint always beautiful
But it’s a beautiful ride

Life aint always beautiful
Some days I miss your smile
I get tired of walkin all these lonely miles

And I wish for just one minute
I could see your pretty face
Guess I can dream, but life don’t work that way

But the struggles make you stronger
And the changes make you wise
And happiness has its own way of takin it’s sweet time

No, life aint always beautiful
But I know i’ll be fine
Hey, life aint always beautiful
But it’s a beautiful ride
What a beautiful ride

3 thoughts on ““Life Ain’t Always Beautiful”

  1. I recently wrote a post about the saying “God doesn’t give us more than we can handle” because this is something I was told a lot and strongly disliked hearing because I didn’t, and still don’t agree. I think the key is that WITH God we can get through anything because He promised we will not have to suffer alone.

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