Life is filled with ups and downs. Some days are so hard, it feels like the world is against us, and everything we know will crumble beneath our feet.
But what makes a person who’s been hurt so badly get up again? What enables them to keep going when every fiber of their being wants to give up? What makes someone continue fighting when there’s no end in sight?
There are moments in life where all you want to do is break down, curl up in a ball, and just cry your eyes out. But even then, you have the choice to shine through—and here’s why: Anyone can be broken at any given moment in time. It takes courage and strength to pick yourself back up after getting knocked down. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, but it does mean you have the power within you to make that decision no matter how hard things get.
We all go through difficult times at various points in our lives. Accidents, death of loved ones, job loss, betrayal, illnesses and relationship breakups are just a few of the storms that can turn your life upside down and make you hopeless. When these disruptions come you way, what will you do? Will you hide until the storm passes, or will you choose to dance in the rain?
Many people wait until the time is right before they can start living their lives. But, the truth is, storm or no storm, life has to continue. The more you avoid the storms in your life, the more time you waste. Ask yourself this questions, What I am missing while I wait for the storm to pass?
Are there people whom I won’t be able to meet because I am not out there? Are there opportunities that are slipping by as I sit down and wait for things to get better? What will I gain by putting my life on hold?
Life is not about avoiding the storm, but about learning to dance in the rain. It is about choosing to shine even through the inevitable and most difficult storms in our lives. It is about learning to sing and dance, and enjoy life, regardless of what the weather might be.
I know it is easier said than done when is comes to picking up the pieces and rebuilding your life after going through a bad experience. But, that is exactly what you need to do – make lemonade out of the lemons that life throws at you.
Therefore, no matter what you may be facing in your life right now, know that you can shine through it and emerge victorious in the end. You have great power inside of you to do and be just about anything you want in this world. You just have to choose the direction you want your life to take…
You can either choose to wallow in misery and self pity or live your life the best way you can despite the weather. I strongly believe the latter option is much better for everyone.
Find comfort in the fact that no condition is permanent in this world. Sooner or later, what you are experiencing will come to pass, and you’ll look back and wonder how you managed to get through it alive and in one piece.
The best you can do in the mean time is to count your blessings and be grateful for what you have. Not everyone is lucky to have what you have now, whether it is the free gift of life, a roof over your head, supportive family members and friends, a stable job, a car etc.
So, try to focus on the positive side of your life instead of the negative. See every challenge that life throws at you as an opportunity to learn something new and improve yourself instead of letting them bring you down.
All in all, you can choose to be shine at all times no matter your circumstances. We only have one life to live, so don’t waste yours.
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