"A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to hide your eye." - Samuel Grafton
I admit it - I'm in the Deployment Bubble. I eat, drink, talk, sleep, walk, drive, pray, cry and sing deployment. It's my world and I'm looking through its lense.
The problem with the Deployment Bubble, is you begin to forget there's a world out there who isn't living in it. People all around you are living their lives outside of your bubble, and living in their own. Maybe it's a Jobless Bubble. Or a Loneliness Bubble. Lots of those are living in the Broken Marriage Bubble and the Illness Bubble. We're all walking around in our own world, often forgetting all those people around us that are struggling each day. I wish I had a giant pin and could pop all these Bubbles. We'd all be better off if we'd take a moment to glance into eachother's lives, hearts, strengths and trials.
So, yes, I've been living the last 40+ days obsessed with this deployment and all its crazy affects on my life. It was just this week that I realized how many people around me, whom I love, are really struggling in their own ways. I feel like I've been a bit selfish to assume that I'm the only one struggling right now.
I hope that I can keep a better perspective from here on out. That's not to say that this deployment doesn't shape how I live my life and feel each day. But there's something to say about being there for those in need, even when you may be in need yourself.