Do you ever feel like it is impossible to enjoy life?

@CRIVAS (1818)
Canada
December 4, 2009 1:52pm CST
Lately I have felt like nothing is going the way I want it too. I am having so many different issues in my life that I feel as if the walls are closing in on me. Every time I feel like I am taking a step forward, I end up getting another issue to deal with and I move 2 steps back. I feel like no matter what I do I just can't get things in controll and now with winter (my least favorite season) here, I am feeling even more depressed. I just wish that something would happen to change my family's luck, we aren't bad people and I really don't know what I did to deserve the crummy luck that life seems to be dealing me. Have you ever felt like this before?
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@maximax8 (30118)
• United Kingdom
4 Dec 09
I am not having a very nice time in my life at the moment. Last week I wasn't well and yet I had my practical driving test. I failed that because I was put off by having two driving examiners in the car. The day after that I went shopping to my favorite shop to cheer myself up. However my journey with my toddler son and baby daughter was challenging on an old sort of train. I had bought lots and I hurt my back getting it so high up off the platform. Then I felt really achy over the next few days. Then my toddler son and baby girl got ill with bad colds. I am doing some clutter clearing and after I took a pram to a charity shop I hurt myself with an even worse back ache. It is winter here too. I feel tired and I wish I was on a palm fringed island right now. I usually enjoy life but at the time being I don't feel awfully happy. Good luck.
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@unique16 (1531)
• United States
4 Dec 09
Hello Crivas, I am with you on this one. Winter here in Penna calling for snow a dusting tomorrow at least I do not work my night shift. I hate when I never seem to have enough money to pay my bills and keep my children happy with there activites or problems. I get stressed out more and more each and I am in 40's thinking it will get easier and I will have a little change in pocket (hah) not likely anytime soon. The credit cruch is not helping us average people here in the USA and loans for college for my children are harder to come by. I am witrh where we take 1 step forward like 3 back. Thanks Unique16
@happy2512 (1266)
• Philippines
5 Dec 09
Yes we are now in the situation but I never lost hope I believe in my God & I never give up trying. Its really hard to step forward if their are something that hinders us but I am persistent for I know I can manage not soon enough that I expected but later. Just believe in yourself take it easy sometimes. I know we both can make it lets just pray & have faith. I wish you luck!
• India
5 Dec 09
ofooooooooooo. this not possible I think you need to change your attitude. I never feel like it is impossible to enjoy life. Dear.........it is joyfull and possible to enjoy life even in critical condition and in good condition.
@loneraver (331)
5 Dec 09
Oh my God you have read my mind! I am so feeling like this at the moment and like you say winter does not help. I have been trying my hardest to drag me and my family up wards but everyone of us are negative at the moment and its hrd to see the positive side of anything as i dont think there is one! For me its got quite bad my sleeping is being affected so im spending most of my nights awake, i dont eat properly and i put this down to stress and depression. I try so hard and i get knocked back to the beggining every time and i think now i might aswell face it im going to be struggling for the rest of my cruddy life. To be honest the only thing that keeps me going is that things couldnt get any worse they can only get better and im a great believer in that.
@monkeylong (3146)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Dec 09
As far as I am concerned, I do not think it is impossible to enjoy our life so much.we can do a lot in our life.We can go out for a travelling. We can stay at home enjoy the happiness with our family. We can do a lot in the life to make us happiest. We can do.
• United States
5 Dec 09
Well sometimes I feel it is impossible to enjoy life after all we go through alot of hardships and suffering for no reason at all(life doesnt have to be this way but people make it so) I know its hard to enjoy life for me when I had a tumor at 16 and constantly fearing that I may get another one and wont be able to see my daughter grow up and then theres always the fact that I can never get a job
@xTricia (50)
• Philippines
5 Dec 09
I have NEVER felt such feeling. But look at it this way: any happening, great and small, good or bad, is a tale that God speaks to you; the art of life is to get the message. And every ear that catches that whisper are those of the blessed. Learn from your failures because it'll teach you. Maybe God is just testing your faith and on how long can you hold it. Life is always sweet if you know how to do so. You are still lucky because you have something that others do not have, before you sleep, think of those things that you are blessed with while others are not, it'll make you feel better; everyone has something in their grasps and no one is empty handed. Just pray; God will never forsake you.
@bingchen (1126)
• China
5 Dec 09
i have this ideas like that,i have experienced some difficulties in my life,this make me disappointed and have this ideas that i could not enjoy life.i often ask myself what is life?why i always met this thing,maybe i lived in mornal situation,i can feel what is happy life.although there is unfair life,but i still tell me face it and overcome it through my effort,i could not see the sunshine in the dark,but i still walked in the dark,i believed that dawn is coming.this is not error that have this ideas,the important thing how i overcome it and let me can enjoy life in the process.
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
5 Dec 09
I was going thru that but it all changed yesterday when I was able to get a job that I really wanted. It definitely is a dream come true for me yesterday. While I was taking the exam I felt that I was going to get in already up until the person told me I passed and I am starting soon. A big smile came across my face like I was given a large amount of money. A few weeks back I was feeling down myself. There were a lot of job opportunities for me but I felt I did not have that thug within that the job was right for me. Now I have one off my list and just have a few more to get off so that I can live on and have a nice Christmas.
@salonga (27835)
• Philippines
5 Dec 09
Well in this life, it will not be really bed of roses always. In this life there will always be trials, problems and issues that would be sometimes hard to deal with. Financial crisis is one of them, and even sour relationship with loved ones and friends. Well if we are going to allow those bad issued to overcome us, surely we will end up sad and depressed. I also have not so happy issues in life but instead of getting depressed I turn to God for help for anyway He promised that He will never leave me nor forsake me.I've learn to always cast my burden upon Him for He will never ever suffer the righteous to be moved. Yes, sometimes the trials are too hard to bear and it was like God has already forsaken me, but I don't allow that negative thinking to stay but rather I keep my faith and hope to God. I just keep praying and reading his word and from there I find great comfort and this also helps me to become more positive so that instead of dwelling on the bad issues of life, I learn to rather count the good. I know that in whatever circumstances, God has a purpose and that purpose is always for my good. I've also learned that although there are problems in my life, God has not really forsaken me and he has been good, really good. -- Bible verses to ponder: In this world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. John 16:33 (Jesus said...) ...lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Cor 1.3-4 Be anxious for nothing,But in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,Let your requests be made known to God;And the peace of God,Which surpasses all understanding, Will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4.6-7) For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them (Deuteronomy 4:31) Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. (Deuteronomy 31:6 )
@gx7001lm (63)
• Malaysia
5 Dec 09
there are always ups and downs in a human life. maybe you are now at your downside of your life but don't give up hope as good things will surely come just don't lose hope. yes i felt this before and good things followed after it. sometimes it a time in life where you need to sit down and really think about your life. like since lots of your door is closed so why not do something that you ever had the chance of doing it? something that you always wanted to do but just can't find the time or chance to do it.
• United States
4 Dec 09
We all have these moments. I know I have myself especially of late. Every time things seem to be going okay something else seems to blow up in my face. I cant control others actions. I am only responsible for myself which I keep reminding myself. I moved six months ago haven't been able to find work. The car broke down and cost more to fix than it was worth so it is gone. I have a 15 yr old son who is pushing his luck knowing his parents are no longer together so he's testing mom. So much mom has called the police to show him who's boss and that there are consequences for not following orders. An ex that is trying to cheat me out of child support and my 1/2 of our marital assets. So yeah alot going on to be down about. Yet I look at all the blessings instead. For the 1st time in my life I have a man that truly loves me for me and stands proudly by my side. I have a family who loves me and respects my decisions. We have a roof over our heads and food on the table. We have our health physically and mentally (well maybe) There is always someone out there who has it worse so I'll keep being thankful for what we have and who we are.