Those that know me often commend me on having such a positive spirit despite all of the sadness that I’ve endured in my life. They wonder how I manage to shine so bright in such a dark world. How is it that I am able to provide motivation and uplift people given everything that I’ve been through. Truth is, it’s not always easy because I’m human and I have bad days just as everyone else but those bad days helped mold me into the woman that I am today.
On my not so good days I have to remind myself that positive thoughts bring positive actions. I allow myself to work through whatever emotions I may be feeling at that time. If I feel like crying…I cry because working through those feelings is what carries you to that light that’s waiting at the end of the tunnel.
I meditate, pray and read bible scriptures as a way to restore my strength which comforts me and pushes me past those not so good moments. I learned a long time ago that a bad day doesn’t equate to a bad life and tell myself on “off days” that tomorrow will be so much better.
“Tough times don’t last but tough people do.” Learn to take the bad with the good and stay confident in knowing that not all days will be good days but it will get better. The rainbow appears after the storm so push through your storm and be a living testament to just how beautiful life can truly be. Those times that we are weak and the most vulnerable to sadness and worry is what strengthens us the most, so push through and never give up.
“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.”