I wish I could tell you that people are inherently good. That they will always do the right thing. That they will stay true to their word and honor their promises. That everything will fall into place. That you’ll never face hardship. That positive things will always happen to you and you won’t feel the sting or ache of hurt in all your days.
But that would be a lie.
The world can’t always give you what you want, or even what you deserve. People are imperfect and fragile. What we say is not always what we mean. And our circumstances sometimes stray very far from what we plan.
Unfortunately, we live in an world that hurts us. A world that is so wonderful, but can also cause us such pain.
I wish I could tell you that things won’t always be this way.
But they will.
They will be up and down, high and low. They will be confusing and strange and beautiful and amazing and crushing and heartbreaking and absolutely what you dreamed. So you have to push through the bad with your eyes focused forward.
You have to know that you will face things you don’t want to face, but they will be temporary.
I don’t know why we have pain. Perhaps it’s so we can lean into our God or higher power; perhaps it’s so we can learn to appreciate the good even more; perhaps there is no rhyme or reason but to make us stronger when we reach the other side.
Regardless, you cannot let your beautiful mind be filled with negative thoughts.
You cannot always see the timeline of your life with tick marks at every painful memory. You cannot choose to remember the people that have hurt you, the negative words that have been shared, the times when you were low and didn’t know if you’d make it through.
Because you did. You did make it through.
Your mind is too beautiful to be filled with thoughts of doubt and fear. You have gone through too much to think that things won’t turn around again. You have experienced so many ups and downs that it would be foolish to believe that heartache is all there is.
You are too strong to hang your head.
Too wonderful of a person to let negativity consume you, drag you down.
I wish I could tell you that the world will always be pure and true. That things will always make sense. That love will win.
But things don’t always happen that way.
They do, quite often, so please still believe in that and hold out hope. But this is not always, not every single moment you face. And this doesn’t mean that you turn bitter, that you quit seeing the positive side, that you turn a cold shoulder to beautiful things because you’re too focused on what went wrong.
It means that you fight through the pain, trudge through the sorrow, and let those negative thoughts spill out of your mind and as far away from you as they can.
Your mind is too beautiful to be filled with those kind of thoughts, so let them fizzle out, let them fade, let them dissolve and be reborn in positivity.
Then begin again, start anew, keep believing that even in the bad, things will get better.
I can’t promise you that things will always stay better.
But I can promise you that they will get better.
And that’s more than enough to have faith in.