Finding a light at the end of a tunnel isn’t an easy process. There are barriers, walls, mountains and even mole hills. You will never be able to wake up one day and suddenly decide that none of the problems that have burdened you for years don’t matter.
You can’t build yourself up without being broken down a little first.
This blog is here as a reminder that everything you have struggled with through your entire life has gotten you one step closer to the you that you are meant to be. Cliche’ I know.
Bring on the slow claps.
Ridicule, tears, anger, frustration and fear are all building blocks in your life. Once upon a time you were innocent, happy yes, but completely blind to what was making you happy. Any one can gather joy from a possession or an experience but to actually pull happiness from within yourself, that’s a task.
Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.
Take a look at all of the struggles you’ve faced thus far;
- Financial trouble.
- Family differences.
- Drama between friends.
- Relationship problems.
- Work stress.
- Self esteem issues.
- Medical issues.
And so on. These are all the issues that everyone deals with on a daily basis.
Now, say you’re sitting in your kitchen, looking over some recent bills. Your electric bill has doubled and you’re not sure why and to add to it your paycheck is late.
Normally, you would get upset. Spite the electric company for charging you extra. Spite the company you work for for not getting you your check on time.
But, when you think about it. These are miniscule problems. How many times will you have to get upset over these things before they change?
The number is truly infinite. These small nuances will never change but rather your reaction to them will.
Over time you will decide that although this is what’s going wrong, these are all the things that are going right.
But, as I’ve said; there isn’t a switch you can flip.
A good quote about this begins and ends very simply. 6 short words and hopefully you understand.
“Reality continues to ruin my life.”
Reality. Reality is life. Life is hard.
There’s honestly no doubt about that BUT, even with that being said, not every situation is a crisis.
Not every downfall is a failure.
Not every scrape will become a scar.
Remain positive, remain hopeful, remain strong.