One morning I awake to a friend's text message: "You're going to flip shit when you check your newsfeed." I immediately know what to expect, and my suspicions are instantly confirmed. I always knew this day would come. Matt and Liz are engaged.
When you feel broken, the heart is actually more alive than ever. And in these moments -- in this moment, as painful as it is -- we have the opportunity to lose our minds so that we can come to our senses.
A little over a month ago, I had my heart broken. It was far from the first time, and I'm certain it won't be the last. What made this particular time special is I didn't see it coming, and that hasn't happened since the first time.
These struggles in our lives are opportunities for us to heal old wounds and to grow. They are catalysts that have to be triggered in order for you to overcome them. These experiences may not feel good at the time, but they are not good or bad -- they are just a part of the human journey.
After the initial shock of a loss many feel the need to push aside their grief lest it overwhelm them with its intensity. This is understandable, but the longer you avoid your pain and attempt to push it away, the more difficult it will be to break out of the paralysis.
After more than 30 years of bachelorhood, I recently got married to my beautiful wife, Jana. Instead of watching Sportscenter, I now find myself on the couch next to my wife "enjoying" the The Bachelorette.