Life sucks

Philippines
May 16, 2009 2:11pm CST
What if things are not working out for you, like your life, financially, works, lovelife and your own health, what you usually do? I was having a bad month, my work is not ok, i'm far behind my quota. So i only have my monthly salary and it will not cover my whole expenses. So i don't have enough money, i have to cut down everything. And i want my boyfriend to be here with me but can't be. I just hope that he can help. I dont know what to do. Maybe you have mantra or ways on how to improve your life and make it the best.
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15 responses
@Beertjie (978)
• South Africa
17 May 09
All of the things you mentioned, and more, are things that are not right in my life. Finance - I recieve a small government pention. Work - I don't work due to health, medical pention, I help my brother from time to time and he pays me. Health - I lost my kidneys and have to sit four hours, three times a week on dialysis. I have medical bills to be paid that are in arears. I am depending on family for a place to stay, food, clothes, etc. What more do you want to know. As for life, my life is great. I have made peace with life and take things as they come. Debtors are on my case for medical bills, I told them what I can afford monthly and that is what I pay. I handle what I can and take things as they can. I do what I can and don't break my head over that which I can't. I have learned that If I have any debt, except for medical, and normal household debt, it is my own fault. I learned the hard way to make sure that my expences are low enough that if something happens, I will not be in too bad a situation. I try to save where ever possible, for instance if my brother gives me some work to do, I save the money. I have also made peace with God, who gives me wisdom and peace. I get wisdom to handle what I can, and peace to accept what I can't. I am very happy and lead a great life. I am content. Troubles come and go, my happiness will not be stolen. I wish you all the best in handling your situation. may you find true happiness in life, despite the circumstances. Blessings
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
17 May 09
Amazing Grace, how sweet this all sounds. You've made ur peace and you don't worry about a thing. If only all could come to this type of reasoning and way of seeing life. We'd find that most things aren't really worth worrying over. Congratulations on your wonderful outlook. May your life be filled with peace.
• Philippines
17 May 09
thanks for posting here and thank you for sharing your life. i feel guilty at times that im complaining when infact i am so fortunate that i can eat 3x a day, i have dress and roof to stay, i have my family who loves me and friends, work that give me fix income, and someone out there is facing more serious problem. Thanks again for making me realize how lucky i am.
• United States
17 May 09
Sounds as if you are caught in a FSS . . . a Flying Sh*t Storm, just hold on tight and ride it out. There are times when we can see them coming and lessen the effect or with quick thinking, avoid them altogether. However, there are times (like now for you) that they come up so quick one has no reaction time and are compounded by dilemmas. One thing is for sure, you can only do what you you can do. Don't stress out about things that you cannot fix right now. During times like these, I pray for strength and knowledge to handle what I can, take steps to handle what I can, ATTEMPT to position myself to get the other things done when possible, tuck in my head and take life on. Truthfully speaking sometime you have to just "stick and move" to keep from going under emotionally. I'll be praying for ya, it works so well for me I will try it for you!
• Philippines
17 May 09
One thing that make me strong everytime that im in this situation is the FAITH, faith to our LORD and faith that this will pass and the next day will be a better day. I always pray whenever i feel down. Thanks for comments and lets pray for each other and for everybody, that the next few days will be having our BEST DAYS.
@ridah27 (31)
• Trinidad And Tobago
17 May 09
well right now nothing is workin out for me even though i'm in a job i'm still waiting to see the benefits..!!..i think my love life stinks.. can't seem to establish n e thing yet though i'm about to travel soon ..hopefully i'll meet up with somebody worthwile ..i wish to have some improvements in my life but i don't know how to go about doing that ..!!..
• Philippines
17 May 09
Good luck to you and i hope you will find yourself the right guy. I will include you in my prayer. I think everybody right now is having a hard time most especially with the economic crisis, I hope late this year everything will go back to normal.
@code_11 (902)
• Nigeria
16 May 09
well what am working on is no matter how little you feel you earn have a budget on it and first thing first pay youself once you recieve your check. life ain't a bed of roses but then you got to keep on moving and always remember your case ain't the worst. all the best
• Philippines
17 May 09
its fortunate that my problem is simpler than the others. Im still lucky i know and im thankfull of that.
@cjmaltby (34)
16 May 09
when i did'nt have alot of money, i always managed to scrape through now i earn a bit more i still scrape through, i find whether you earn alot or little, it's never enough....lolol just enough, we alway's get through dont we, smile endure, it will be better next week....
• Philippines
17 May 09
Scrape, how did you do that? i hope i can do that also.
@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
16 May 09
In the wise words of Mister President FDR - "When you come to end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on." Take it day by day - one step at a time - one foot in front of the other. Especially in these economic times, where money is tight everywhere - life is tough. The MAJOR positive thing that this tough economic time has brought to me (and we're going through pretty much the same thing - I've never know what "living paycheck to paycheck" meant til' now) is to appreciate the simple things in life that money can't buy. Hang in there, dear!
• Philippines
16 May 09
yes, thats what i do everyday i thank GOD that im still alive and that i still have work, income, i have my family and i am fortunate than the other. Although sometimes you can't help it to be emotional about it. I was also picturing myself being successful and happy and living comfortably.
• Canada
16 May 09
I have been there more times than I like to admit to, and believe it or not I always think of what if it was worse? What if my kids or grandaughter were kidnapped , killed , terminal, arrested, etc. I can actually feel the pit of my stomach turning, then I thank God its only a bad day, a few bills and a crappy job nothing that cant be fixed or turned around. When I feel like my life sucks I just turn on the news or a show like First 48 and thank my lucky stars and pray for the people that have it so much worse than me yet they survive.
• Philippines
17 May 09
yes, your right and now im beginning to feel better because of guys here in my lot. Unloading my negative feelings help me a lot.
• Philippines
16 May 09
Just hold on. Things will be alright. It's just the way of life. Sometimes you're ok and sometimes you're not. Everybody hurts and everybody has one of those really really bad days. Just stay strong and you'll make it through.
• Philippines
16 May 09
Thats all i can do right now hold on and pray and have faith with our Lord that the next day will be a better day.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
17 May 09
You think that life sucks, right? Believe me there are a whole lot of worst things that could be going on. I think that you are dwelling on the wrong kinds of things, You need to try to think on all positive things friend, Thank God for life, thank God for giving you the ability to be able to go out and get a job. Some people can't even walk so imagine how they must be feeling. During hard times like these. You must get down on your knees and cry out to Abba Father.......... That is the the truth, and you will receive help. Just begin to say Abba Father, I need your help. Then tell him some of the things that you need his help with. God is a very present help in the time of need and I know that he will help you because he is not a respecter of persons. He has helped me out many times, if it were not for God, I would not be here. Prayer is the secret key to ur problems...........
@Hedwig (285)
• China
17 May 09
I was let down recently by my failure in the application of Exchange-Student Program in my university. I had worked hard for it for years and used to consider it a piece of cake. However, the qualification of the program just changed unexpectedly this year. However, after being sad for several days, I made up my mind to choose another way to realize myself- going for the master degree in the university that I wanted to go as a exchange student. To be honest, this is a better choice. To some level, my failure leads to a better way of my life. Don't you think so? Therefore, I would like to say that the way to improve your life is to consider it in another way. That will make all the difference.
• China
17 May 09
Life is like this, just need to get use to it. Never give up!
@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
17 May 09
I really am having the same problems and then some, I hope that you get through. just do the best you can and try not to worry too much. I pray my way through most of my problems. good luck.
• China
17 May 09
Iife is not so easy to live for most people.Hold on ,things will be better soon.Maybe we have not many moeny , but we can be happy.Happy is always more important than money.Just be optimistic,there is nothing we can make it through,only we never give up.
• Finland
17 May 09
I trust and have trusted that God will work out things. I was disabled for life at age of 15 years old from Tourette Syndrome and still God is good and providing for me and helping! "MtĀ 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
@Bevsue (251)
• United States
17 May 09
Life runs in cycles and it seems that we often get flooded with piles of problems all at once. It becomes overwhelming--BUT just remember that you can handle things one at a time. So chose one of your problems--it can be the easiest and quickest to fix, or the most serious and pressing situation. Put everything else on hold and take care of that one thing. When that is done tackle the next one. What happens is that you soon reduce the number of problems and also you build up your confidence as you see that you are able to handle things on your own terms.