I think we can all agree that life is not easy. There have been moments in my life and in your life that we did not imagine overcoming.
But guess what? You did it!
You fought some of your hardest, darkest battles, and you made it out ALIVE. At times you thought you were drowning in a deep, dark ocean, but you held your breath and found your way to the shore and to safety.
There were times when you thought that the hurricane would blow you away, but you survived. There were times that the earth shook, but you held your ground. And maybe some days it was the smallest battles within yourself, but those seemed like the heaviest loads to carry and the hardest battles to win. But did you not come out stronger and feel more alive than ever?
Nobody has ever said that this life will only bring you rainbows; I can promise you today that it’s not always sprinkles and sparkles. There are tornadoes, volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis that you face in certain chapters of your life.
And again, some days a little rainfall will catch you off guard, but don’t you ever lose hope amidst those adversities.
Remember, it is these struggles in your life that are shaping you into the person that you were always meant to be, the person you were destined to become.
I know now what I didn’t know then…
Without my struggles, the small ones and the big ones, I would not be the person I am today. I sit here now and look at these difficult chapters in my life as some of my biggest blessings in disguise.
There is a lesson to be learned in every pain, in every struggle, in every battle you face — within the world and within yourself.