Common vs. Normal

There are a lot of things that are universal...

Joy
Sorrow
Hunger
Thirst
Satisfaction...

And then there are things that may not be universal,
but a lot of people experience them...

Texting
Schooling
Driving
Biking...

But...

(and here's where it gets tricky)

Just because lots of people do something,
it doesn't make it universal, and even more importantly,

it does NOT make it normal.

It DOES make it common.

We need to be clear on the distinction.
Because if we think something is normal just because
other people are similar, then we'll excuse it.
But if we realize that some of our struggles are common,
but not normal, it means that we can work together to get back on track.

Bad posture from texting all day is common, not normal.
Being 20-40 pounds overweight is common, not normal.
Peeing when you jump or run after childbirth is common, not normal.

Your struggles are common, and you're not alone in them.
But they're not normal, which means you don't have to be stuck in them.

Healthy is normal.
Active is normal.
Being pain free is normal.
Having control of your body is normal.

Get out and reclaim your normal.